Civil servant Adrien Courtois comes to Paris in order to make his money bear fruits.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Courtois
Nelly Borgeaud ...
Hilda Courtois
Marthe Villalonga ...
Madame Karbaoui
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Claude Piéplu ...
Président Berot
Tony Taffin ...
Guy de Belleval
Pierre Vernier ...
Dominique Bernard
Jean Champion
Alain Crassas


Civil servant Adrien Courtois comes to Paris in order to make his money bear fruits.

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15 November 1978 (France)  »

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A Cukor  »

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Depardieu at his best in a financial disaster
18 May 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The best movie I can remember with Depardieu.

The plot is really good: talking about how one influent person can make the curves of the sugar rocket up artificially on the stock market whereas on the other side of the power a dumb ass losses all his money when the market crash down after somebody advised him to invest on sugar.

The two main characters are excellent. It might look a bit overacted sometimes. But it is lovely to see them doing it like that.

I would compare it to other financial movies like "Boillers room", "Wall street" and a book that I really like from Zola: "l'argent" (the money). But it has a ironic french touch in the dialogs that the two American movies don't have.

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