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François Voisin
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Hélène Voisin
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Albert Grelleau
Michel Boujenah ...
Simon / Marcel
Jean Benguigui ...
Sarkis - un trafiquant d'armes
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Pascaline (as Annik Alane)
Claudine Wilde ...
Vanessa - une call-girl (as Claudy Wilde)
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Braquet - le chef des services secrets
Yan Epstein ...
Izmir
Sagamore Stévenin ...
Julien Voisin
Jean-Guillaume Le Dantec ...
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Pierre Pellerin ...
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Alain Stern ...
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Thierry Liagre ...
Vincent
Paulina Zidi ...
Paulina Voisin
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To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent. All goes well until François discovers that his son has been skipping school. Using all the resources at his disposal, the irate father tracks his son to find out where he goes when he is not in school. Then François learns that his wife Hélène is having an affair with another man. With the aid of the latest hi-tech surveillance equipment, the jealous husband finds that his rival is a second-hand car salesman masquerading as an international terrorist. To win back Hélène, François contrives an elaborate scheme in which she is coerced into playing the role of a secret agent herself. The scheme backfires badly, and François and Hélène end up in the hands of a ruthless terrorist group. Written by Soumitra

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This film has been remade in 1994 by James Cameron as the Hollywood blockbuster True Lies. See more »

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Around 00:27:39, driver's window is open. On the next shot, the window is closed. And so on... See more »

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A Great Movie!
26 February 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie on World Movies I loved it, thinking that it was one of the funiest films I have seen in a long time.

At that point I didn't know there was an American re-make, though I had seen bits of True Lies before, but somehow I only ever saw action scenes and was turned off from seeing it. Only today, when I was telling my friend the plot of "La Totale!" did he tell me it was almost the same as True Lies.. and I was very surprised, especially as True Lies had terrible reviews.

Oh well, I suppose it won't be the first re-make which is nowhere near as good as the original :-)


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