With the help of his binoculars, commissioner Duche monitors from his car the reception at the villa of Raymond Bettoun, the head of the clan of Jewish Pied-Noir.

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Roger Hanin ...
Clio Goldsmith ...
Viviane Atlan
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Pascal Villars
Richard Berry ...
Maurice Beitoun
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Carole
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Commissaire Duché
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Roland
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Jacky Azoulay
Armand Mestral ...
Freddy Ambrosi
Blanche Ravalec ...
Colette
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Jean Benguigui ...
Albert
Lucien Layani ...
Raphaël Atlan
Sidney Boccara
Malek Kateb ...
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With the help of his binoculars, commissioner Duche monitors from his car the reception at the villa of Raymond Bettoun, the head of the clan of Jewish Pied-Noir.

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No forgiveness
29 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Roger Hanin -then President François Mitterrand 's brother -in-law -had big ambitions -and probably a big budget too : "Le Grand Pardon" was intended as a French "Godfather" ,no less.Needless to say ,it's little short of disaster.The only reason why you would sit through these two hours + is the cast which features Bernard Giraudeau,Anny Duperey,Richard Berry,Jean-Louis Trintignant,Jean-Pierre Bacri.... Based on true facts,but it does not make this Jewish family saga exciting for all that.

Alexandre Arcady even made a "Grand Pardon 2 " (1992) which took place in Miami (like DePalma's "Scarface" ) and featured Christopher Walken and Jill Clayburgh.


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