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Simon Léotard
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Mado
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Pierre
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Reynald Manecca
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Hélène
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Lépidon
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Vaudable
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Aimé Barachet
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André
André Falcon ...
Mathelin
Benoît Allemane ...
Antoine
Jacques Richard ...
Girbal
Jean-Denis Robert ...
Alex
Nicolas Vogel ...
Maxime
Marc Chapiteau ...
Francis
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Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival Lépidon offers to save him from bankruptcy by buying his company, at a discount rate. Reluctant to fall into Lépidon's trap, Simon decides to resolve the crisis himself. A prostitute, Mado, provides him with the solution to his problems... Written by Anonymous

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Mado (Générique)
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by Hubert Rostaing Et Son Orchestre featuring John Surman on Baritone Saxophone
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Grande Classe
26 April 2002 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

25 years old, sober camera-work and set in and around Paris that we don't really get to see, and yet this is a pure gem. Actors that don't act but are their characters, with Piccoli amazing as ever, and a way too brief an appearance of Romy Schneider -for about ten minutes- that will be truely unforgettable for any movie-lover. A gripping story too, with a political undercurrent that seems to be of every day. A marvelous film, surely not to be missed !!


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