The Passerby



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. Joseph Kessel


  3. Jacques Kirsner


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

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The Passerby
The Passerby


Original Title La passante du Sans-Souci

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 14, 1982


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -



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