La Sentinelle


2h 24m 1992

Brief Synopsis

Leaving Germany for France, the son of a diplomat is questioned and searched at the border for apparently no good reason. Safely in Paris, the medical student finds that a mummified head has mysteriously been placed in his suitcase. Intrigued and fascinated, he secretly puts his forensics studies to

Film Details

Also Known As
sentinelle
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Films A2; Why Not Productions
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Fox Lorber Home Video; Pan Europeenne; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

Synopsis

Leaving Germany for France, the son of a diplomat is questioned and searched at the border for apparently no good reason. Safely in Paris, the medical student finds that a mummified head has mysteriously been placed in his suitcase. Intrigued and fascinated, he secretly puts his forensics studies to use investigating who the head belonged to, while being slowly drawn into post-Cold War political intrigue.

Film Details

Also Known As
sentinelle
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Films A2; Why Not Productions
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Fox Lorber Home Video; Pan Europeenne; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

France's official entry, in the category of Young European Film of the Year, for the 1992 European Film Awards.

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998

Released in United States January 1993

Released in United States May 1992

Released in United States on Video July 20, 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 7-18, 1992.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1992.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (European Independents) January 21-31, 1993.

Feature directorial debut for Arnaud Desplechin.

Shot in 1991.

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1992.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.)

Released in United States January 1993 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (European Independents) January 21-31, 1993.)

Released in United States May 1992 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 7-18, 1992.)

Released in United States on Video July 20, 1999

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998 (NY)