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La balance (1982)

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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »

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Nicole Danet
Philippe Léotard ...
Dédé Laffont
Richard Berry ...
Mathias Palouzi
Maurice Ronet ...
Bernard Freyd ...
Le Capitaine
Christophe Malavoy ...
Tintin
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Le Belge (as Jean-Paul Connart)
Albert Dray ...
Carlini
Florent Pagny ...
Simoni
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Petrovic (as Tcheky Karyo)
Raouf Ben Yaghlane ...
Djerbi
Galia Salimo ...
Sabrina, la prostituée (as Galia Dujardin)
Sam Karmann ...
Paulo Sanchez
Robert Atlan ...
Ayouche
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Picard
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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the cops have to scramble for a replacement. Deciding on Dede, they begin to put a nasty squeeze on him and Nicole. Written by Paul Berk <pbnyc@compuserve.com>

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10 November 1982 (France)  »

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NOT a movie for the kids but an excellent film nevertheless
28 August 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I had a tough time giving this an 8 or a 9--it was very close. I finally decided on a 9 because the last 15 minutes of the film are about the most tense and riveting I have ever seen--talk about a suspenseful and satisfying ending! So, what is this movie like? Well, it is a lot like a better written and more interesting episode of "Miami Vice"--complete with blaring early 80s music, living-among-the-scum cops and LOTS of realistic violence. This is definitely NOT a film for the kids, as it is way too sleazy and intense--with hard-core violence, language and sex scenes. While this USUALLY turns me off, it was done so well that I could not stop watching--plus the level of realism seemed very high as the cops, like the bad guys, were prone to screw-ups. And you have to watch it just to see the police chase scene--it's amazing.

FYI--Although I don't know if it was intended, this movie seems to be a reworking of the movie "Kiss of Death"--a great American film noir film.


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