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About the film


based on novel or book


Release Date: August 17, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «»
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Production Companies    :   Gaumont International Television, Gaumont, Corso Productions, TF1 Films Production, Etat Gabonais
Director    :   Serge Gainsbourg
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Georges Simenon
RunTime    :   85 mins.

Although based on a novel by Georges Simenon, director (and songwriter) Serge Gainsbourg has superimposed several dark emotions and a subtle brutality over the weak plot about a man's trip to Africa and his unfortunate passion for a murderess whose amorality sends the disillusioned fellow back to Europe. Sometimes described as frustrating and self-centered, reactions to this film swing across a broad spectrum of complaints -- not the least might be whether or not Gainsbourg is using a clichéd and stereotypical view of "dark Africa" to convey what he sees in his characters.

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