La Sentinelle (The Sentinel) (1992)

La Sentinelle (The Sentinel)


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Mathias (Emmenuel Salinger), an intern at a French hospital, makes a shocking discovery after returning from a trip -- a shrunken head somehow found its way into his luggage. Mathias is determined to find out where it came from, who it belonged to and how it got in his bag. However, his persistent questions attract the attention of the French Secret Service, who have information regarding the head that they would prefer not become public knowledge.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Emmanuel Salinger, Arnaud Desplechin, Pascale Ferran, Noémie Lvovsky
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On DVD: Jul 27, 1999



as Mathias Barillet

as Marie Barillet

as Catholic priest

as Mathias' mother

as Cop in train

as Cop in train
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Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Chicago Reader
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January 31, 2002
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Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Village Voice
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But the film itself was too poorly executed to sustain an interest in its long drawn out and meandering story.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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