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49 Ratings

The 51 File

Le dossier 51

Directed by Michel Deville
France, West Germany, 1978
Crime, Drama, Thriller


French diplomat Dominique Auphal is put under surveillance by an unnamed secret service. They wish to find a weakness in his life in order to control him politically. Auphal becomes “File no. 51”: his private life is spied, analysed and commented.

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The 51 File Directed by Michel Deville

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1978 | Winner: Silver Seashell

César Awards

1979 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay, Original or Adaptation

1979 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

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