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Paul Kerjean
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Michel Saint-Claude
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Hélène Kerjean
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Walter, le détective
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Laura Weber
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Cornelius A. Woeagen
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Jean Mercure ...
Holstein
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Jean-Laurent Cochet ...
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André Falcon ...
Pierre Bayen, le rédacteur en chef
Claude Marcault ...
La secrétaire de Kerjean
Jacques Maury ...
Jack Sleiter
Jacqueline Doyen ...
Arlène Robert
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A young journalist stumbles across something much more sinister than a simple suicide in the death of a politician - the death seems to be an assassination contrived by an American multinational company intent on taking over several French industries. The journalist's objective is to garner enough evidence to expose the American corporation for what it really is, before French companies start disappearing - and before any more corpses accumulate, including his own. Written by Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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A great Henri Verneuil's movie, once again ...
24 November 2004 | by (Bastia, Corsica, France) – See all my reviews

Capitalism, liberalism, profits, benefits, money, power ... how far can this vision of life can lead to ? This movie deals with a story that could easily be classified as 'usual' today ; a journalist tries to find the truth about a big holding shady business and discover tremendous things that make his life in danger.

Beyond that cliché of cinema, "Mille Milliards de dollars" points at the world we're living in, where money and power rule, where people thinks to be free but are actually pawns moved by interests and to make always more and more benefits, where the stakes are so huge there are no law anymore, no human beings, just customers, workers, business, profit: The real power is not in politic but in money !

Made about 20 years ago and still so actual...a great movie !


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