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Remade by William Friedkin as "The Sorcerer".

Several scenes were cut for the US releases.  The deleted scenes were accused of being "anti-American".

The first film to win the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) and The Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival).
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CastYves Montand, Peter Van Eyck, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, VĂ©ra Clouzot, William Tubbs, Dario Moreno, Antonio Centa, Jo Dest
DirectorHenri-Georges Clouzot
Genre:  Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date:  April 22, 1953
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterHenri-Georges Clouzot
Runtime:  148 minutes
Studio:  CICC
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One of the best examples of the French existentialist movement in movies.
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