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The Cafe of no Return

La passante du Sans-Souci

FEATURE FILM 115'
Drama / War

Max Baumstein kills the Ambassador of Paraguay having recognised him as the former Nazi official who destroyed his family.
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Based on the novel by Joseph Kessel

Directed by

Jacques Rouffio

Starring

Romy Schneider
Michel Piccoli (The Cafe of no return, Farewell Bonaparte, Seven Deaths by prescription, My love, My love, All about loving, The Quarry, The Creeping Beast, Raid in the streets, Bad Encounters, The Grand Maneuver)
Helmut Griem
Gérard Klein

Production

Elephant Production / Films A2

2017 (1981) / Original language: French / Color / Mono / available in uhd & 4k

Max Baumstein kills the Ambassador of Paraguay having recognised him as a former Nazi official. When he turns himself in, he tells the story of his childhood which includes the death of his father in Berlin in 1933, and of his guardians. Romy Schneider plays the part of Lina, Max's wife, and Elsa, the singer who took him in as a child. In her last screen appareance, she gives an extremely moving performance.

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Cesar Awards and 2 nominations (1983)
Best Sound
Nominations:
- Best Actress (Romy Schneider, Best Supporting Actor (Gérard Klein)
- Best Music

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"It's one of those stories you don't forget"
"For me this film is a way to move forward in life"
Romy Schneider

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Available in :

Italian

Spanish