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So Long, Stooge (1983)
"Tchao pantin" (original title)

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Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

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Coluche ...
Lambert
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Bensoussan
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Lola
Mahmoud Zemmouri ...
Rachid
Philippe Léotard ...
Bauer
Albert Dray ...
Sylvio
Ben Smaïl ...
Mahmoud
Pierrick Mescam ...
First client service station
Mickaël Pichet ...
Mickey
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Momo
Annie Kerani ...
Black Lady
Vincent Martin ...
Second customer service station
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Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a stolen Moped. He and Lambert connect somehow, and a few days later, they go for a drink. The young man is too cavalier, and when he swipes Rashid's fancy motorcycle a couple of times, he's expendable. Lambert decides to avenge the young man and seeks information from Lola, a punk who knew Bensoussan. With surprising perseverance, she pierces Lambert's shell; he starts to feel again, tells Lola his story, and finds new enthusiasm for life. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 December 1983 (France)  »

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One of my all time favorite French Film noir
27 January 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Classic dark French psych thriller featuring Coluche, better known for his stand up comedy dressed in blue and white striped dungarees - Andy Pandy style. His acting as the sad middle aged loser Lambert should have earned him an Oscar.

Having lived in the area where the film is set, (and worked in an auto repair shop)the atmosphere and the photography are spot on. Very sad, complex and entertaining.

If you like this, watch Subway and Diva. The title derives from the area where the film is set - Pantin, a working class quarter in North Paris, and should be with first letter in caps.


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