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Happy New Year (1973)

La bonne année (original title)
Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

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Françoise Fabian ...
Françoise
Charles Gérard ...
Charlot
André Falcon ...
Le bijoutier
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Herself / Elle-même
Lilo ...
Madame Félix
Claude Mann ...
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Frédéric de Pasquale ...
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Gérard Sire ...
Le directeur de la prison
Silvano Tranquilli ...
L'amant italien
André Barello
Michel Bertay
Norman de la Chesnaye
Pierre Edeline
Pierre Pontiche
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Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes but by someone special he met there. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Happy New Year  »

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La Bonne Année (Thème)
Music by Francis Lai
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Stylish robbery caper
1 May 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Former boxer Lino Ventura stars in this popular crime piece. But Claude Lelouche, the director of the hugely internationally successful romance Un Homme et Une Femme ensured that this too is a story of a man and a woman in which both Ventura and Francoise Fabian play their parts to perfection. Vive la Difference is the subtext of this film, and one marvels at the raw chemistry generated by the two stars. Lelouche can't help having a dig at smug left-bank intellectuals, but who can blame him for that? Nothing in this film is predictable, right to the very end. Why it seems to be unavailable in video is a mystery to me! See it!


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