Le Sucre

Le Sucre

Film poster
Directed by Jacques Rouffio
Produced by Lise Fayolle
Giorgio Silvagni
Written by Jacques Rouffio
Georges Conchon
Starring Jean Carmet
Gérard Depardieu
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography René Mathelin
Edited by Geneviève Winding
Distributed by Gaumont
Release dates
  • 15 November 1978 (1978-11-15)
Running time
104 minutes
Language French
Box office $5.7 million[1]

Le Sucre (or The Sugar) is a 1978 French crime drama thriller film directed by Jacques Rouffio.


The film recounts a fraud case, on the basis of the speculative bubble on the price of sugar in 1974.[2][3] A small saver, Adrien Courtois lose all the inheritance of his wife. The Viscount Raoul Renaud Homécourt of Vibraye is a fantastic and unscrupulous broker. Between the two men, so different, will be born a friendship and complicity. Around this couple gravitate some savory characters...



Year Award Category Recipient Result
1979 César Awards Best Actor Jean Carmet Nominated
Gérard Depardieu Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jean Carmet Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Nelly Borgeaud Nominated
Best Writing Georges Conchon & Jacques Rouffio Nominated


  1. http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=7826
  2. Gabrysiak, D. (2012). Transgression and Money on Screen: 1970s and 1980s French Films on High Finance. Irish Journal of French Studies, 12(1), 65-82.
  3. Delalande, N., & Spire, A. (2010). IV. Vers un rapport apaisé à l'impôt (1974-2007)?. Repères, 79-104.

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