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Thieves (1996)

Les voleurs (original title)
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

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Cast

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Laurence Côte ...
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Fabienne Babe ...
Mireille
Didier Bezace ...
Ivan
Julien Rivière ...
Justin
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Victor
Régis Betoule ...
Régis
Pierre Perez ...
Fred
Naguime Bendidi ...
Nabil
Didier Raymond ...
Lucien
Jean-Louis Meunier ...
Eric Kreikenmayer ...
Adjoint Alex
Jean-Jacques Cravero ...
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In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings Juliette and Jimmy, Ivan's partners in a seedy nightclub; the love triangle of Alex, Juliette, and Marie, a professor of philosophy; and of Alex and his nephew, Ivan's dour, stoic son. Ivan's death changes every relationship. Images of paragliders, sun bathers, and opera suggest an expansive, colorful world outside the constricted lives of these characters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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C'est important d'avoir un ennemi, c'est meme vital.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, some violent moments and language | See all certifications »
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25 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Thieves  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$128,974 (USA) (27 December 1996)

Gross:

$939,304 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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Quotes

Jimmy: Luxury cars are dead. The future is in trucks.
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Connections

Referenced in Les convoyeurs attendent (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sous le soleil de Bodega
Written by Stefane Mellino (as S. Mellino) & Noel Rota (as N. Rota)
Performed by Les Négresses Vertes
(C)1991 Editions Virgin Musiques & SNCLNV
(P)1991 LNV
Avec l'aimable autorisation de LNV
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Beautiful imagery tells an odd tale of unique characters
16 December 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the subtitles failed to do justice to the movie, but the visual construction of Les Voleurs crosses all boundaries. The complexities of the plot can be confusing; however, the visual imagery used in the film helps reinforce the characteristics of each relationship the film studies. All in all, a brilliant film to watch if you feel up to reading the subtitles.


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