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Gabriel Lecouvreur, 'le Poulpe'
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Cheryl
Stéphane Boucher ...
Chauffeur de taxi
Julie Delarme ...
Sandra
Aristide Demonico ...
Pedro
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Thomas
Jean-François Gallotte ...
Patron de bar 1
Nicolas Jouhet ...
Chauffeur Jaguar
François Levantal ...
Agresseur dans le train
Bruno Lochet ...
Gendarme
Martine Logier ...
Marie-Jeanne Desanges
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Patron de bar 2
Julien Rassam ...
Le Travesti
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Nicolas Lesprit
Yves Verhoeven ...
La Fouine
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A private investigator (nicknamed Octopus after his long arms) travels to the small town of Angernaud with his bisexual girlfriend to collect the money he spent for the reconstruction of his family grave after it was vandalized by a group of young people. He seeks them out one by one but every time he finds the person dead. When he learns that a drunkard Scotsman, a local celebrity and an extreme right politician are involved in the mysterious deaths and all signs lead to a boat in the harbor, he calls in his sidekick Pedro for reinforcement. Written by Mar C

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interesting film with black humour
9 July 2001 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a great little film, with interesting cinematography. The characters are also interesting (and attractive in Clotilde Courau's case - she plays the bisexual girlfriend). This movie follows the adventures of the Octopuss - a sort lone gunman private investigator type. He is accompanied by his girlfriend and a couple of other interesting people. There are some funny sequences, and the over all feel is very 'cool'. An enjoyable watch.


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