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Although based on a novel by Georges Simenon, director (and songwriter) Serge Gainsbourg has superimposed several dark emotions and a subtle brutality over the weak plot about a man's trip to Africa and his unfortunate passion for a murderess whose amorality sends the disillusioned fellow back to Europe. Sometimes described as frustrating and self-centered, reactions to this film swing across a broad spectrum of complaints -- not the least might be whether or not Gainsbourg is using a clichéd and stereotypical view of "dark Africa" to convey what he sees in his characters.

  1. Serge Gainsbourg


  2. Georges Simenon


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  1. Francis Huster

    Francis Huster

  2. Barbara Sukowa

    Barbara Sukowa

  3. Reinhard Kolldehoff

    Reinhard Kolldehoff

  4. Jean Bouise

    Jean Bouise

  5. Julien Guiomar

    Julien Guiomar

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Original Title Équateur

Status Released

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  • August 17, 1983


Original Language French

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