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Family Council (1986)
"Conseil de famille" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  19 March 1986 (France)
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French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. After several successful thefts, he decides to include his under-aged kid into the "family business".

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Le père / The Father
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La mère / The Mother
Guy Marchand ...
Maximilien Faucon
Laurent Romor ...
François enfant / François as a child
Rémi Martin ...
François
Juliette Rennes ...
Martine enfant / Martine child
Caroline Pochon ...
Martine
Ann-Gisel Glass ...
Sophie
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L'avocat véreux / The shady lawyer
Jérôme Barrier
Maxime Beaugrand
Claudine Berg
Julien Bertheau ...
Le propriétaire de la maison fléchettes
Françoise Bette ...
La belle-soeur / The sister-in-law
Philippe De Brugada ...
Le propriétaire en furie
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French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. After several successful thefts, he decides to include his under-aged kid into the "family business".

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charm over substance
16 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These days there isn't much a hardworking husband and father can do to make ends meet except turn to petty larceny, as seen in this lighthearted tale of corruption and family ties, something of a departure from the usual political thrillers of director Costa Gavras. It's billed as a comedy, which is a little misleading; the film is a character study first, a family portrait second, and a coming-of-age drama third, all underlined with sly wit and unexpected touches of (very French) humor. It's a film composed of odd events and offbeat details, like little sister Martine's unfulfilled incestuous longings for brother Francois, or the two mad, Latin speaking Bulgarian twins who interrupt one of the burglaries. In the end the story settles for charm over substance, but if the entire film adds up to less than the sum of its parts it still remains an entertaining diversion.


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