Production Facts
  • Director: Bruno Dumont
  • Featuring: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier
  • Camera: Yves Cape
  • Producer: Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb
  • Music: Richard Cuvillier
  • Language: French / English
  • Format: 2.35:1
  • Sound format: Dolby Digital surround
  • Duration: 2hour 28 minutes
  • Production year: 1999

148 min Feature
By: Bruno Dumont
Produced 3B Productions
distribution by Ola K. Hunnes / Exposed Films


This is the story of a simple man. young and unassuming. he believes in every one of us. he is police lieutenant pharaon de winter. this is the story of his naïve existence. a sober and humble man burdened with the wrongdoing of others. he suffers endlessly from this empathy... pharaon's work on a sordid investigation slowly divulges his despair and the dread of his own guilt. a universal guilt, that of our very own monstrous nature. this is his sacrifice.


Cannes film festival 1999, won:
Best actor - Emmanuel Schotté
Best actress - Séverine Caneele
Grand price of the jury - Bruno Dumont

Cannes film festival 1999, nominated:
Golden palm - Bruno Dumont

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