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Uncontrollable Circumstances

Uncontrollable Circumstances

cast: Patrick Bruel, Francois Cluzet, Kristin Scott, Alan Bates

year: 1989

colour: yes


director: Pierre Jolivet

runtime: 86

For whatever reason, Philippe and Danielchoose to go on holiday in Southeast Asia, where they meet Hans, a resident of the area who acts as their patron and guide. Before they leave to return to Paris, the two present Hans with a gift of their leftover native hashish. 18 month's later, an Amnesty International lawyer, played by Alan Bates, shows up and informs them that Hans was arrested and imprisoned for drug possession shortly after their departure and is now condemned to death. Philippe and Daniel have an opportunity to help Hans by confessing their deed to the authorities, sharing blame for the crime and accepting prison terms.


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