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Release Date:
7 October 1998 (France) See more »
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Pour l'attendrir, faut taper dessus
Plot:
A private investigator (nicknamed Octopus after his long arms) travels to the small town of Angernaud... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
The Key
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 3 January 2008)

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interesting film with black humour See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Gabriel Lecouvreur, 'le Poulpe'

Clotilde Courau ... Cheryl
Stéphane Boucher ... Chauffeur de taxi
Julie Delarme ... Sandra
Aristide Demonico ... Pedro

James Faulkner ... 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

Philippe Nahon ... Patron de bar 2
Julien Rassam ... Le Travesti

Frédéric van den Driessche ... Nicolas Lesprit
Yves Verhoeven ... La Fouine
Didier Abot ... Guichetier SNCF
Christian Anneix ... Buveur bar 1
Gérard Barreaux ... Buveur bar 2
Claude Bergamin ... Contradicteur JT 2
Bernard Binet ... Barman
Sophie Bonnaure ... Journaliste JT
Gérard Bourgarel ... Inconnu cargo
Patrice Boutin ... Homme de main
Jean-Claude Braquet ... Homme au survêtement
Catherine Buquen ... Amie de Lesprit
Céline Cailleau ... Copine de Chéryl
Irène Casu ... Madame Perez
Patrick Des Mazery ... Journaliste JT
Rodolfo De Souza ... Capitaine cargo
Joseph Drezga ... Cuisinier bar
Alain Emelin ... Buveur marché
Joseph Falcucci ... Employé cimetière
Marc Faure ... Interviewé JT
Olivier Foubert ... Jeune à la Corvette
Christophe Giordano ... Buveur bar
Isabelle Gomez ... Gardienne de l'Ecomusée
Jean-Louis Grinfeld ... Patron de bar 3
Yann Guillemot ... Serveur
Lise Lamétrie ... Secrétaire mairie
Jean-Jacques Lefeuvre ... Buveur bar
Yann Olejarz ... Journaliste
Jessie Palicot ... Vendeuse
Nicolas Pissaboeuf ... Marin
René Rabreau ... Buveur marché
Sébastien Rocquefelte ... Homme de main
Michel Trillot ... Facteur
Michel Valmer ... Producteur muscadet
Sandy Welch ... Second du cargo
Gilbert Zind ... Contradicteur JT 1
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Anne-Sophie Bozon ... Figuration principale
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Directed by
Guillaume Nicloux 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guillaume Nicloux  writer
Jean-Bernard Pouy  writer
Patrick Raynal  writer

Produced by
Charles Gassot .... producer
Jacques Hinstin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Balanescu 
Laconic 
 
Cinematography by
Pascal Gennesseaux 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Pereira 
 
Casting by
Pascale Béraud 
Margot Capelier 
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Marc Kerdelhué 
 
Art Direction by
Cécile Arlet Colin 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Bouchard 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Annick Legout .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Daniel Chevalier .... production manager
Susanna Lo .... assistant production manager
Gilles Loutfi .... unit manager
Trystram Sylvain .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stéphane Batut .... crowd assistant director
Philippe Guiheneuf .... second second assistant director
Raphaëlle Piani .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Christian Gazio .... property master
 
Sound Department
Pierre André .... sound editing assistant
Julien Cloquet .... adr engineer
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound mixer
Guillaume Sciama .... sound recordist
Jérôme Wiciak .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Pierre Halbwachs .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gaston Marcotti .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pascal Berceot .... first assistant camera: second unit
Stéphane Cry .... electrician
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Eric Thurot .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Chesnais .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Nadine Verdier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Samy Bardet .... assistant music mixer
Bruno Mercere .... music mixer
Stéphane Pereira .... singer
 
Other crew
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Octopus" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
interesting film with black humour, 9 July 2001
Author: (gml_huntingbears@hotmail.com) from Melbourne Australia

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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