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Le coup de sirocco (1979)

Paul Narboni remembers his happy childhood in Algeria before leaving the country in 1954. With his family, he then arrives in Marseille before reaching Paris. His father Albert, a grocer, will have to adapt to this new country.

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Alexandre Arcady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Hanin ... Albert Narboni
Marthe Villalonga ... Marguerite Narboni
Michel Auclair ... Lucien Bonheur
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Agent Immobilier
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Le général Bauvergne
Patrick Bruel ... Paulo Narboni
Philippe Sfez Philippe Sfez ... Georgeo Labrouche
Lucien Layani Lucien Layani ... Jacob Gavalda
Nathalie Guérin Nathalie Guérin ... Monique
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Tonton Sauveur
Gérard Jugnot ... Ruppert
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Servante du Géneral
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... Directeur Stoprix
Pierre Vielhescaze Pierre Vielhescaze ... Médecin
Mohamed Zinet Mohamed Zinet ... Le porteur
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Storyline

The "pieds-noir" (black-feet) were Algerians of French heritage who were forced to return to France in 1962, when Algeria became independent. In the first part of this film, adapted from a novel by Daniel Saint-Hamon, the Narbonis run a little grocery in Algeria and keep their noses out of politics entirely. They are content to mind their own business, in the hopes that others will be equally sensible. Thus, they are bewildered when, in 1962, they are forced to leave what has by now become their native land for the strange country of France. In the second half of the film, their adjustment to life in France is aided by the same stick-to-business attitudes which earlier gave them difficulty. Nonetheless, they experience a number of setbacks, as when a slick Parisian (Michel Auclair) tries to talk them into going into business with him.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 April 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Viharos életek See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunisia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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