La passante du Sans-Souci (The Passerby) (1982)

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A man's tragic past leads him to take justice into his own hands in this troubling look at life in Europe after WWII. Max Baumstein (Michel Piccoli) is a well-known human rights activist and avowed pacifist who, to the shock and puzzlement of many, murders a politician from South America. As Baumstein goes to trial, it is revealed that his victim was in fact a Nazi war criminal who ordered the deaths of thousands of people -- including Baumstein's parents. In flashback, Max recalls the horrors of the Nazi occupation of France, and he remembers Elsa Weiner (Romy Schneider), a woman who helped save his life and struggled to free her husband Michel (Helmut Griem) from a concentration camp after he was condemned for publishing anti-fascist literature. La Passante Du Sans-Souci marked the final screen appearance of actress Romy Schneider, who played both Elsa and Baumstein's wife Lina; Schneider died of heart failure shortly after it was released. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Romy Schneider
as Elsa Weiner/Lina Baumstein
Michel Piccoli
as Max Baumstein
Helmut Griem
as Michel Wiener
Mathieu Carriere
as Ruppert von Leggaert/Federico Lego
Wendelin Werner
as Max As a Child
Gérard Klein
as Maurice Bouillard
Dominique Labourier
as Charlotte Maupas
Maria Schell
as Anna Helwig
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