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Un Flic (1972)

Un flic (original title)
PG | | Crime, Thriller | 1975 (USA)
Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night ... See full summary »

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Paul Weber
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Louis Costa
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Morand
Simone Valère ...
Paul's wife
André Pousse ...
Marc Albouis
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Distinguished gentleman who was robbed a statue
Valérie Wilson ...
Henri Marteau ...
Police officer instructor of shooting
Catherine Rethi
Louis Grandidier
Philippe Gasté ...
Un policier
Dominique Zentar
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Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night club owner, must also deal with police comissaire Edouard Colemane, who happens to be his good friend. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Money  »

Box Office

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$10,341 (USA) (19 April 2013)

Gross:

$48,040 (USA) (16 August 2013)
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The opening shot closely resembles Hokusai's famous woodcut "The Wave". See more »

Quotes

Commissaire Edouard Coleman: People will do the wrong thing, they always do.
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References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

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C'est Ainsi que les Choses Arrivent
Written by Michel Colombier
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Isabelle Aubret
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'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it.
26 April 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Dirty Money' was Jean-Pierre Melville's last movie and many people find it to be a great disappointment. Me, I quite like it. Sure it isn't the masterpiece we'd all wish it to be, but it's definitely worth watching. Alain Delon, the star of Melville's 'Le Samourai' (regarded by most fans as Melville's best movie along with 'Bob Le Flambeur'), plays Coleman, a detached cop who is having an affair with his friend Simon's girlfriend (Catherine Deneuve). Simon (Richard Crenna) is actually a thief, the leader of a small three man team. We see them commit two robberies, one is a bank near the sea in the brilliant opening sequence, the other an ambitious heist on a train involving a helicopter. This scene isn't as exciting as it should have been with budgetary constraints letting Melville down. The first robbery is a real stand out however and I recommend 'Dirty Money' for this if nothing else. The movie's dialogue and characterization are very minimalistic, and this is probably the main reason why many find it to be unsatisfying. The relationship between the three main characters is never explained or explored. Neither is the Coleman's with his informant, a beautiful transsexual. Melville doesn't spell things out, the viewer has to do the hard work, but I don't mind that at all. 'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it. Melville is an acknowledged influence on Truffaut, Jarmusch, Woo, Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson and his movies deserve to be better known.


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