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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon
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Françoise
Charles Gérard ...
Charlot
André Falcon ...
Le bijoutier
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Herself / Elle-même
Lilo ...
Madame Félix
Claude Mann ...
L'intellectuel
Frédéric de Pasquale ...
L'amant parisien
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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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13 April 1973 (France)  »

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Happy New Year  »

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"La Bonne Année" ("Happy New Year") is one of Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies. See more »

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Features A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »

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La Bonne Année (Thème)
Music by Francis Lai
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A history of flashbacks and a robbery

Claude Lelouch takes the ideas of present and past and turns them ingeniously on their heads. We see the history of the three main characters' involvement with each other in a humorous account involving the past and present. Some of this time-switching reminds me of the film to come, Tarrantino's Pulp Fiction, in its clever time-narrative.

The film works its way around crime, friendship and love in an artistic way, leaving you quite satisfied with the outcome.


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