Guillaume Fontaine realized the Résidence des Orchidées, an architecture model which makes him very proud. But theft and agressions multiplies. Tenants get worry. A young prevenant man, ... See full summary »

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Céline Fontaine
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Jacky
François Siener ...
Guillaume Fontaine
Patrick Bonnel ...
Ramirez, le concierge
Catherine Carrel ...
Madame Ramirez
Myriam Mézières ...
Madmoiselle Villiers
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Monsieur Pancet
Héloïse Mignot ...
Madame Pancet
Jeronimo Saer ...
Robert Pancet
Jacques Bellefroid ...
Deloison
Christine Datnowsky ...
Madame Rousselet
Philippe Lacoste ...
Monsieur Rousselot
Germaine Delbat ...
Madame Glaise
Paulette Frantz ...
Madame Blanc
Eva Ionesco
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Guillaume Fontaine realized the Résidence des Orchidées, an architecture model which makes him very proud. But theft and agressions multiplies. Tenants get worry. A young prevenant man, Jacky, makes a gang run away. More and more appreciated by neighbors, he becomes the security guard of the residence and installs a lot of cameras an microphones. Thing that Guillaume does not like at all.

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Good French vigilante movie

You have here a pure vigilante scheme, a topic that reminds me another American TV movie which title was THE GUARDIAN, starring Martin Sheen and Lou Gosset Jr. Same story, very same. And you had hundreds of other films like this in the US. In France, you also had Alain Jessua's LES CHIENS, starring Gérard Depardieu...This is a social movie, which could have been adapted from a GJ Arnaud's novel, what is not. But Arnaud, among all his novels, has written stories like this. Accurate analysis of the ordinary citizens' daily life, in the suburbs, with everything that means, positive and negative points. For instance, in this movie, the question is how worth it is to optimize security to the maximum, when the result is that the protector becomes himself a predator...Very interesting feature. It was filmed in 2.35 frame, very surprising for such a French film. Very typical of the eighties: music score, acting and directing. You have never seen this kind of stuff in the nineties or later. Eighties were not the very best for the French movie industry. A sort of transition era. The end of the golden years.


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