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They Were Five (1936)
"La belle équipe" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  31 May 1938 (USA)
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

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Jean dit Jeannot
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Charles dit Charlot
Raymond Aimos ...
Raymond dit Tintin
Viviane Romance ...
Gina
Jacques Baumer ...
Monsieur Jubette
Marcelle Géniat ...
La grand' mère
Raymond Cordy ...
L'ivrogne
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Le propriétaire
Micheline Cheirel ...
Huguette
Rafael Medina ...
Mario (as Raphaël Medina)
Charles Dorat ...
Jacques
Robert Lynen ...
René
Robert Ozanne ...
Le patron du bistrot
Robert Moor ...
Un locataire
Marcel Maupi ...
Un copain (as Maupi)
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart: former wife, police tracking one of them (Spanish republican refugee), jealousy... Written by Yepok

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Everyone's bad.
9 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Absolute classic masterpiece. Julien Duvivier's usual thematic (everyone's bad) is here, but stronger and faster. I have seen the two ends - optimist (not very interesting) and pessimist (very hard to find, with german undertitle, but it was the one that Duvivier wants) and the second one broke all my hopes in human race. You must absolutely find the second one, a message from an old time when french cinema was the best in the world.


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