Watch This French Thriller Starring Nathalie Baye
La Balance (U.S. Title “The Nark” or literally “The Informer”) is a critically-acclaimed 1982 French detective movie featuring Nathalie Baye and Philippe Léotard.
Film Synopsis for La Balance
Dédé, Nicole’s boyfriend and her former pimp, is blackmailed by the police into becoming a criminal informant to help them reach local mob boss Roger Massina. When the planned heist (a police set-up) goes horribly wrong, it appears that jail might end up being the safest place for Dédé—all things considered.
Directed by: Bob Swaim
Produced by: Alexandre Mnouchkine and Georges Dancigers
Starring: Nathalie Baye (Nicole Danet), Philippe Léotard (Dédé Laffont), Richard Berry (Mathias Palouzi), Christophe Malavoy (Tintin), Maurice Ronet (Massina), and Tchéky Karyo (Petrovic)
Length: 103 minutes
The Recipient of Prestigious César Awards and Nominations
La Balance received the following César awards and nominations for excellence:
- César Award for Best Film (Bob Swaim)
- César Award for Best Actor (Philippe Léotard)
- César Award for Best Actress (Nathalie Baye)
- Nominated for Most Promising Actor (Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Paul Comart)
- Nominated for Best Director (Bob Swaim)
- Nominated for Best Original Writing (Mathieu Fabiani, Bob Swaim)
- Nominated for Best Editing (Françoise Javet)
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