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The Sandmen (2000)

Les marchands de sable (original title)
Paris today, a working-class neighbourhood, a square. Two bars stand facing each other as they would in the main street of a town in the Far West. Marie is 25 years old and has come back to... See full summary »

Director:

Pierre Salvadori

Writers:

Nicolas Saada (scenario), Pierre Salvadori (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mathieu Demy ... Antoine
Marina Golovine Marina Golovine ... Marie
Serge Riaboukine ... Alain
Patrick Lizana Patrick Lizana ... Xavier
Guillaume Depardieu ... Stéphane
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Annick
Robert Castel Robert Castel ... Damien
Yann Hnautra Yann Hnautra ... Marc
Renaud Ménager Renaud Ménager ... Pierre
Julie Depardieu ... Catherine
Blandine Pélissier Blandine Pélissier ... Cliente du bar
Camille Bazbaz Camille Bazbaz ... Singer at club
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mathieu Archer Mathieu Archer ... Le policier 1
Baldo Baldo ... Le cuistot du Détour
Aude Briant Aude Briant ... La prostituée
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Paris today, a working-class neighbourhood, a square. Two bars stand facing each other as they would in the main street of a town in the Far West. Marie is 25 years old and has come back to Paris after a long absence in search of her brother, Antoine. She finds a young man who has changed. He hangs out with a rough crowd and is killed soon afterwards in circumstances that are unclear. Marie will move heaven and earth to avenge her brother's death. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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This movie was first released on French-German TV channel Arte in a shorter version under the title Le détour (2000). See more »

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Remarkable "black" script, remarkable direction, remarkable actors.
24 September 2001 | by mhm-2See all my reviews

Remarkable "black" script, remarkable direction, remarkable actors.

We can only regret that the characters are so very dark: incestuous lovers, drug petty dealers, thieves, maffia type `avuncular' godfather, the only good Samaritan appearing as stupid.

Nevertheless do not miss this excellent B movie and keep an eye on the actors' as well as the director's next production.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 July 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gauche/droite: Le détour See more »

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