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Les marchands de sable (2000)

Paris today, a working-class neighbourhood, a square. Two bars stand facing each other as they would in the main street of a town in the Far West. Marie is 25 years old and has come back to... See full summary »

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Antoine
Marina Golovine ...
Marie
Serge Riaboukine ...
Alain
Patrick Lizana ...
Xavier
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Stéphane
Michèle Moretti ...
Annick
Robert Castel ...
Damien
Yann Hnautra ...
Marc
Renaud Ménager ...
Pierre
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Catherine
Blandine Pélissier ...
Cliente du bar
Camille Bazbaz ...
Singer at club
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Mathieu Archer ...
Le policier 1
Baldo ...
Le cuistot du Détour
Aude Briant ...
La prostituée
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Paris today, a working-class neighbourhood, a square. Two bars stand facing each other as they would in the main street of a town in the Far West. Marie is 25 years old and has come back to Paris after a long absence in search of her brother, Antoine. She finds a young man who has changed. He hangs out with a rough crowd and is killed soon afterwards in circumstances that are unclear. Marie will move heaven and earth to avenge her brother's death. Written by Anonymous

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This movie was first released on French-German TV channel Arte in a shorter version under the title Le détour (2000). See more »

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Remarkable "black" script, remarkable direction, remarkable actors.
24 September 2001 | by (Fort Lauderdale Florida) – See all my reviews

Remarkable "black" script, remarkable direction, remarkable actors.

We can only regret that the characters are so very dark: incestuous lovers, drug petty dealers, thieves, maffia type `avuncular' godfather, the only good Samaritan appearing as stupid.

Nevertheless do not miss this excellent B movie and keep an eye on the actors' as well as the director's next production.


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