Release date31 March 1982 (1982-03-31) Based onA novel
by Georges Simenon WriterGeorges Simenon (novel), Jean Aurenche (adaptation), Michel Grisolia (adaptation), Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) ScreenplayPierre Granier-Deferre, Jean Aurenche, Michel Grisolia CastSimone Signoret (Mme Louise Baron), Philippe Noiret (Edouard Binet), Fanny Cottençon (Sylvie Baron), Julie Jézéquel (Antoinette Baron), Liliana Gerace (Jasmina), Gamil Ratib (Nemrod Lobetoum) Similar moviesStory by Georges Simenon, Simone Signoret movies, Set in Belgium
A French drifter (Philippe Noiret) kills a man and lodges with a matronly Belgian (Simone Signoret), whom he tells tales of Egypt.
LEtoile du Nord (English: The North Star) is a 1982 French film directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre and based on a novel by Georges Simenon, starring Simone Signoret, Philippe Noiret, Fanny Cottencon and Julie Jezequel. It won a Cesar Award for Best Adaptation and Best Supporting Actress, and was nominated for Best Actress, Most Promising Actress and Best Editing.
On a ship in the 1930s sailing from Alexandria to Marseille, Edouard Binet, a French adventurer, meets Nemrod Loktum, a shady Egyptian businessman, and Sylvie Baron, a Belgian exotic dancer. Nemrod takes the Etoile du Nord train to Brussels, on which he is robbed and killed. Edouard then takes a room at the boarding house in Charleroi of Madame Baron, SylvieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother, with bloodstained clothes and a lot of money that he hides. Despite the suspicions of her younger daughter Antoinette and the other lodgers, the frosty Madame Baron is gradually charmed by the suave Frenchman and believes his stories. The police learn of his presence and, after trial, he is sent to the infamous Ile de Re for transportation to the penal colonies. Madame Baron is among the grieving relatives who wave goodbye.