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Coup de tête (1979)

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François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ...
France Dougnac ...
Stéphanie
Dorothée Jemma ...
Marie
Maurice Barrier ...
Berri, le patron du 'Penalty'
Robert Dalban ...
Jeanjean, le vieux dirigeant
Mario David ...
Rumin, le kinési
Hubert Deschamps ...
Le directeur de la prison
Dora Doll ...
La religieuse en chef
François Dyrek ...
Le chauffeur du premier camion
Patrick Floersheim ...
Berthier
Michel Fortin ...
Langlumey
Jacques Frantz ...
Le chauffeur du second camion
Gérard Hernandez ...
L'inspecteur
Claude Legros ...
Poilane, le serveur
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Madame Sivardière
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François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also a powerful businessman, takes advantage of the situation and sacks him... But Perrin's revenge will be sweet. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A sly, wry, immensely satisfying comedy of revenge
19 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful and little-known film, starring the late, great Patrick DaWaere as a hot-headed young man who works in a French factory town where the town's morale is intimately linked to the football (i.e. soccer) team. To be on the team and work in the factory are all there is in this town.

When the star of the team commits a crime, the town's most powerful citizens decide that someone else must take the blame, because they can't afford to lose the culprit from the team... it would be bad for business. So they scapegoat the hot-head, instead. But he returns to wreak his revenge... or rather, to outwit the guilty into wreaking revenge on themselves for him.

An unusual film for Annaud, a typically brilliant piece of scripting by Veber, and a thoroughly engaging performance by DaWaere as the wronged man. Whatever happened to this movie?


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