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Fresh Bait (1995)
"L'appât" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 March 1995 (France)
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Three adolescents, a girl who serves as the priming and two boys, kill two men cold blooded who were known by the girl only for to steal the money of them. With the money the three want to ... See full summary »

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Nathalie
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Eric
Bruno Putzulu ...
Bruno
Richard Berry ...
Alain
Philippe Duclos ...
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Marie Ravel ...
Karine
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Christophe Odent ...
Laurent
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Michel
Philippe Héliès ...
Pierre
Jacky Nercessian ...
M. Tapiro (Nathalie's boss)
Alain Sarde ...
Philippe
Daniel Russo ...
Jean-Pierre
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Three adolescents, a girl who serves as the priming and two boys, kill two men cold blooded who were known by the girl only for to steal the money of them. With the money the three want to open a shop for clothing in the United States. But their dream turns out to be more difficult to realize than the assassination. Written by Volker Boehm

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This movie is based on true events. The real characters are still in prison. See more »

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Nathalie: Now that I've said everything, you'll let me go by Christmas? I have to visit my dad at Christmas.
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A film in search of a genre
11 June 2005 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Fresh Bait" is all about a beautiful 18 year old French "good time girl" who becomes involved in a scheme which her boy friend hatches to get capital to start a retail business in the US. Things go wrong resulting in murder and more. This flick offers good but not great casting, direction, production value, etc. but fails in story. Not suited to any genre, "Fresh Bait" plods along with too much redundancy, runs too long, bogs down in miscellany which doesn't propel the plots forward, and becomes so ludicrous as to be funny when it's supposed to be serious. Only the very poignant final scene reveals the serious nature of the film which it failed to develop during it's run time. Passable stuff only for French film buffs who've seen all the good stuff. (B-)


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