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8 Ratings

The North Star

L'étoile du Nord

France, 1982
Crime, Drama, Thriller


Edouard Binet, an aimless Frenchman, has been travelling in North Africa for many years, and is sailing to Belgium. En route, he meets Sylvie Baron. He introduces her to Nemrod Lobetoum, a rich Egyptian carrying valuable jewelry, and Sylvie and Nemrod become friends. Edouard starts to get jealous.

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The North Star Directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1983 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

1983 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

What are people saying?

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The North Star

    Les dialogues sont justes, le ton est heureux, l'interprétation excellente. Malgré tout, l'oeuvre reste confinée dans le conventionnel, sans aucun moment véritablement intense. La deuxième partie se tire extrêmement en longueur et n'arrive jamais à la qualité du roman. Granier-Deferre confirme son métier de bon artisan, mais aussi son évident manque flagrant de génie et de fulgurance...

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