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Thanks for the Gesture (2000)

Merci pour le geste (original title)
A tramp roams the streets of Paris, remembering the days when other people still noticed him, before he became homeless and invisible - just a "black hole in the city" to ordinary people. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Hansen ...
Michel
Marie Rousseau ...
Betty
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Francine
Erick Deshors ...
Jean-René
...
Elisabeth
Steve Kalfa ...
Ted
Annie Mercier ...
Geneviève
Joseph Malerba ...
Jean
Frédéric Quiring ...
Pierrot
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Le commissaire
Lény Bueno ...
Benjamin
Serge Kribus ...
Policier de la rue 1
Maël Grenier ...
Policier de la rue 2
Paul Minthe ...
Inspecteur Myaga
Sylvain Bouladoux ...
Motard
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A tramp roams the streets of Paris, remembering the days when other people still noticed him, before he became homeless and invisible - just a "black hole in the city" to ordinary people. In those distant days, he was the partner in a promising small business. Betty, twelve years younger, loved him with all her heart, admired his vigor, and bore him an adorable little girl called Francine. At 55, he's on the scrap heap and about ready to go under - no one would miss him, anyway. Then, during a scuffle, a dog befriends him and starts to follow him around. Written by Aline

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It is the gesture which counts !
30 April 2002 | by (Nevers, France) – See all my reviews

Jacques Hansen, 55 years, had a life with woman and child. Today tramp, it wanders in Paris...Rough, intense, the drama of the exclusion shown of the interior, film to the snatch by a man of convictions. This indictment against exclusion is sought then disappoints when the theatrical fiction takes the step on documentary sobriety.


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