|The Middle of the World|
|Directed by||Alain Tanner|
|Produced by||Yves Gasser|
|Written by||John Berger|
|Music by||Patrick Moraz|
|Edited by||Brigitte Sousselier|
The Middle of the World (French: Le Milieu du monde) is a 1974 Swiss-French romance film directed by Alain Tanner. The film was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 47th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. It was screened at the 2011 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg.
The married young Swiss politician Paul gives an election speech in a restaurant and falls in love with an Italian waitress named Adriana who works there. Their love affair becomes quickly public knowledge. Paul's wife abandons him and takes their child with her. His damaged reputation makes him lose the election. He seeks solace by concentrating on his relationship with Adriana, yet she feels she was only a kind of object for him and leaves him too.
- Olimpia Carlisi as Adriana
- Philippe Léotard as Paul
- Juliet Berto as Juliette
- Denise Péron as Schmidt
- Jacques Denis as Marcel
- Roger Jendly as Roger
- Gilbert Bahon as Albert
- Pierre Walker as the ADP president
- Paul Paquier as Gavault
- Adrien Nicati as Paul's father
- List of submissions to the 47th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Swiss submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- "International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg". iffmh.de. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
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