The Passerby

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During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, responsible for the extermination of his family.

  1. Jacques Rouffio

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jacques Kirsner


  3. Joseph Kessel


Top Billed Cast

  1. Romy Schneider

    Romy Schneider

    Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein

  2. Michel Piccoli

    Michel Piccoli

    Max Baumstein

  3. Helmut Griem

    Helmut Griem

    Michel Wiener

  4. Maria Schell

    Maria Schell

    Anna Helwig

  5. Mathieu Carrière

    Mathieu Carrière

    Ruppert / Federico

  6. WW

    Wendelin Werner

    Max als Kind

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Original Title La passante du Sans-Souci

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 14, 1982



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