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21 January 1976 (France) See more »
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Hoods become heroes by resisting Vichy for their own reasons See more (3 total) »


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Directed by
Claude Lelouch 
Writing credits
Claude Lelouch 

Claude Lelouch (dialogue) &
Pierre Uytterhoeven (dialogue)

Original Music by
Francis Lai 
Cinematography by
Jacques Lefrançois 
Film Editing by
Georges Klotz 
Casting by
Arlette Gordon 
Costume Design by
Colette Baudot 
Makeup Department
Martine Lelouch .... assistant hair stylist
Christiane Madrigali .... makeup artist
Jacky Reynal .... key makeup artist (as Jackie Reynal)
Pierre Vadé .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Saussier .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Attal .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Gust .... second assistant director (as Gust)
Richard Gordon .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jacques Vassilieff .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Alain Alexandre .... property master
André Salaun .... property master
Sound Department
Jean-Louis Ducarme .... sound engineer
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound assistant (undefined)
Alex Pront .... sound mixer (undefined)
Daniel Couteau .... foley artist (uncredited)
Luc Perini .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncreditied)
Roland Neunreuther .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Cayrol .... key grip
Pierre Cornier .... electrician
Yves Fayt .... grip
Charles Jobert .... assistant camera
Sylvie Lancrenon .... assistant still photographer
Henri Lewitt .... electrician
René Lhomme .... grip
Georges Liron .... assistant camera
André Perlstein .... still photographer
Casting Department
Robert Breman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madeleine Petit .... costumer
Jean Pezet .... costumer
Christiane Saussier .... costumes
Traonouez .... costumes
Editorial Department
Hugues Darmois .... apprentice editor
Françoise Orsoni .... assistant editor
Music Department
Christian Gaubert .... music arranger
Other crew
Eugène Bellin .... production accountant
Tania Zazulinsky .... production administrator (as Tania)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le bon et les méchants" - France (original title)
"The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" - International (English title)
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120 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Hoods become heroes by resisting Vichy for their own reasons, 26 June 2016
Author: msroz from United States

"Le bon et les méchants" (1976) seems to be a relatively unknown and neglected picture, and that's surprising because it is a delightful and intriguing picture. The time period it covers starts in the 30s, then covers Vichy France and ends up just after the war is concluded. The photography is beautiful and very skilled, done entirely in sepia, which fits the period aspect of it perfectly. The story is original and fresh, holding one's attention all the way. There is no way to predict what's going to happen, and I won't give away the plot. I'll just say that it has ample dramatic conflict, well-constructed sequences, good dialog, surprises, and plenty of tension when it needs it.

Here's a minimum of detail. Jacques Dutronc is a small time thief who partners with Jacques Villeret. Dutronc romances Marlène Jobert. The two thieves have been working as mechanics and souping up cars for a bigger crook, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, who becomes a Chief when the Gestapo takes over a few years later. Bruno Cremer plays a policeman who transitions into the Vichy government where he collaborates. Serge Reggiani is a resistance leader.

The picture opens with a delightful sequence in which a dance instructor of the 30s is teaching the fox trot. American swing jazz music comes in for praise at several junctures during the picture, along with the comment that the Germans could never have developed such a music. I love jazz,and won't complain when it gets some play. But to be fair, maybe the invention of one classical music and a Bach was enough, just as the American invention of a second classical music (jazz) will probably prove to exhaust its contribution for some time.

The well-polished and elaborate cars of the 30s are marvels to behold. Today's vehicles don't even register even faintly on the scale of beauty and design.

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