Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he is insulted and threatened by a strange man, who disappeared quickly. Next day, he discovers in his luggage a shrunken human head.
He soon becomes fascinated by it, feeling responsible and starts his own investigation, which will lead him to cope with French secret services.
Original title: LA SENTINELLE
1992 – 2h24 – Thriller – France
With: Emmanuel Salinger, Thibault de Montalembert
Cannes – Official Competition
Cesar award – Most promising actor