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Fresh Bait (1995)

L'appât (original title)
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
Olivier Sitruk ...
Eric
Bruno Putzulu ...
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Richard Berry ...
Alain
Philippe Duclos ...
Antoine
Marie Ravel ...
Karine
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Jean-Louis Richard ...
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Christophe Odent ...
Laurent
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Philippe Héliès ...
Pierre
Jacky Nercessian ...
M. Tapiro (Nathalie's boss)
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Philippe
Daniel Russo ...
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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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8 March 1995 (France)  »

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$40,617 (USA)
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This movie is based on true events. The real characters are still in prison. See more »

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[last lines]
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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Alienated Youth
2 May 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, the eighteen year-old Nathalie Magnan (Marie Gillain) works in a clothing store during the day and escorts successful men in a nightclub in the night. Nathalie lives with her boyfriend Eric (Olivier Sitruk) and his moronic friend Bruno (Bruno Putzulu) in an apartment she rents. Eric dreams on traveling to the United States with Nathalie to open their on business but his father does not finance him. Eric plots a scheme with Bruno, Nathalie and her friend Patricia (Clotilde Courau) to raise money. They should go with their costumers to their apartments and once inside the apartment, they should the door open so that they could rob the apartment. Things do not work well and Patricia decides to give up and not participate in the heists. But when their plan goes wrong, Eric and Bruno have to kill their victim.

"L'appât" is a French movie by Bertrand Tavenier that show an alienated youth in France that thinks in getting easy money despite killing their victims. The impressive story seems to be very realistic and when I saw it for the first time in the 90's, I was scared with the behavior of Nathalie, Eric and Bruno. Now the violence has increased worldwide and the impact of the murders reduces, but anyway, "L'appât" is still a great movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Isca" ("The Bait")


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