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Tout feu, tout flamme (1982)

Victor Valance, an absent father who likes to gamble, returns home in order to take money from his family and gamble with it. His daughter is suspicious of her father's activities and ... See full summary »

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Victor Valance
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Pauline Valance
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Jane
Alain Souchon ...
Antoine Quentin
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Raoul Sarazin
Pinkas Braun ...
Monsieur Nash
Jean-Pierre Miquel ...
Le ministère de l'Économie et des finances
Jean Rougerie ...
Le médecin
Madeleine Cheminat ...
Mme Valance mère
Jeanne Lallemand ...
Delphine Valance
Amélie Gonin ...
Juliette Valance
Facundo Bo ...
Le secrétaire de Nash
Humbert Balsan
Arnaud Bedouët
Albert Begards
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Victor Valance, an absent father who likes to gamble, returns home in order to take money from his family and gamble with it. His daughter is suspicious of her father's activities and messes up his plans. When she realizes however, that gangsters are trying to rob her father, her attitude changes. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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13 January 1982 (France)  »

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A Vida É Uma Festa  »

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As Raoul Sarazin walks towards Pauline Valance in the Casino hall, he wears a plain blue shirt. Next, when he shakes her hand, the shirt has become a blue stripe one. See more »

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Between You And Me
Written by Michel Berger
Performed by Yvonne Jones
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Only Montand-Adjani pairing
16 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I will eventually manage to write about all Rappeneau's films; I think he is the finest director of comedy the French cinema has had in modern times (and it is a crowded field: just think of Yves Robert, Claude Berri, Molinaro, Francis Veber...) Tout feu, tout flamme dates from 1981, a period when Isabelle Adjani could seemingly do no wrong, and she is terrific here: she is sometimes required to do very fast line readings, often at the very edge of comprehension by the viewer, and it all works so well.

Montand was always good playing a man with a good nature who is forced by fate or circumstances to live on the edge of criminality. Here, his history of bad business deals has forced him to leave his family in France for a few years, then to return with grandiose plans for a casino on Lake Geneva. Lauren Hutton as his mistress shows a capable hand at comedy, and Alain Souchon is good as Adjani's love interest. A pity this was the only pairing of Montand and Adjani.


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