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Malaria (1943)

A colonial wife carries on an affair with a French officer, but the wife's native servant may have overheard their plan to leave Africa and return to Europe together.And then the servant goes missing.

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Jean Gourguet

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Paul Achard (dialogue), Jean Gourguet (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Mireille Balin ... Madeleine Barral
Sessue Hayakawa ... Saïdi
Jacques Dumesnil ... Jean Barral
Jean Debucourt ... Le docteur Cyril
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Henri Malfas
Alexandre Rignault Alexandre Rignault ... Le père Dalmar
Charles Lemontier Charles Lemontier ... Ginès
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi ... Zanzi
Paul Demange ... Moniz
Michel Salina Michel Salina ... Dago
François Viguier François Viguier ... Kilouaki
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A colonial wife carries on an affair with a French officer, but the wife's native servant may have overheard their plan to leave Africa and return to Europe together.And then the servant goes missing.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 June 1943 (France) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Agnes Varda's Jacquot de Nantes (1991). See more »

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The servant
3 February 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The title is a misnomer,for the sickness does not play a prominent part in a story which consists one more time of the love triangle ;the action takes place in the tropical bush ,but it was actually filmed on the banks of the Seine ,and considering the year (1943 ,in an occupied country) was not that much bad.

A settler's wife cannot get used to the country and "would better have a backstreet in Europa";a lieutenant falls for her ,but the (native) servant spies on them and threatens to reveal the truth to his boss.This servant is probably the best thing in a conventional tale ;he is most of the time invisible,but the lovers feel his presence ,that of a ghost ,that of an avenging spirit;sometimes Gourguet-who is ignored or despised in his native France- creates an atmosphere which recalls "the letter" by the great William Wyler,relatively speaking.

Next to last movie by Mireille Balin who was in love with a German and paid it dearly after the war


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