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    • Author: Kemath
    Based on an event which was widely talked about in France at the time,"Le Juge" ,as lines warn the audience before the cast and credits ,is not really the story of THAT judge,even though it was obviously inspired by this news item.

    A courageous judge tries to dismantle a drug traffickers ring."You're bound to fail,he is told,because you are alone".This judge has nothing of a superman,a super cop who overnight becomes able to wield a machine gun or to pilot a plane .In all his investigations,the character remains credible .Jacques Perrin gives a restrained performance,sparing of gestures and he shows humanity even towards the convicts.

    The movie was a commercial failure and it's easy to see why: it 's not an action-packed screenplay ,there is no love story (the hero is married and has a family but the only sign is a postcard the daughter sent to him),nothing "commercial" .That's why it has aged well.
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Jacques Perrin Jacques Perrin - Le juge François Muller
    Richard Bohringer Richard Bohringer - Le commissaire Lucien Innocenti
    Daniel Duval Daniel Duval - Antoine Rocca
    Andréa Ferréol Andréa Ferréol - Regine Sauvat
    Jean Benguigui Jean Benguigui - Maître Donati
    Michael Lonsdale Michael Lonsdale - Le Docteur
    Giacomo Piperno Giacomo Piperno - Le juge Galéazzi
    Jean-Pierre Sentier Jean-Pierre Sentier - Le commissaire Perrota
    Paul Le Person Paul Le Person - Le président Lebau
    Brigitte Catillon Brigitte Catillon - Gregoire
    Jean Franval Jean Franval - Pinacchio
    Patrick Chauvel Patrick Chauvel - Calvo
    Pascal Pistacio Pascal Pistacio - Abecassis (as Pascal Pistaccio)
    Anne Canovas Anne Canovas - Monique Muller
    Maurice Jacquemont Maurice Jacquemont - Maître Camoin
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