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2.8
8 Ratings

Strange Affair

Une étrange affaire

France, 1981
Drama

Synopsis

Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. When new boss Bernard Malair arrives to turn the store around, Louis fears for his job; but Bernard, with his numbers man Paul and his factotum François, invites Louis into an inner circle of long hours of work.

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Strange Affair Directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1982 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

César Awards

1982 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

1982 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor

Prix Louis Delluc

1981 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

What are people saying?

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Strange Affair

    Thème freudien par excellence de la recherche / quête du père. La mise en scène est fort sympathique malgré certaines invraisemblances. A voir sans plus. Le rapport maître / esclave, sous-jacent au film, est plus brillamment abordé chez Losey dans "The Servant". Hélas, Granier-Deferre n'a pas la patte ni le scalpel aussi acérés... www.cinefiches.com