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The Squale (2000)

La squale (original title)
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Esse Lawson ...
Désirée
Tony Harrisson ...
Toussaint (as Tony Mpoudja)
Khereddine Ennasri ...
Anis
Stéphanie Jaubert ...
Yasmine
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Le joker
Foued Nassah ...
Samir
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Steve
Zakariya Gouram ...
Redouane
Lokman Nalcakan ...
Lokman
Akim Hadj ...
Ibrahim
Félicité N'Gijol ...
La mère de Désirée
Micheline Dieye ...
La mère de Toussaint
Fatiha Cheriguene ...
La mère de Yasmine
Sabrina Perret ...
Amina
Antoine Laurent ...
Pierre
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Learn your French cuss words here...
13 June 2003 | by (Nowhereman, Norseland) – See all my reviews

Luckily this is not the side of France (all other bad raps aside) that we regularly see or tourism would be worse than that of Detroit.

The thing I found most interesting about this film is the plain language, almost indiscernable at points in its guttural aspects and the fact that it presented French life like many places--plain, miserable at times and a struggle...).

Well acted and technically sound, I won't analyze it here since this is not for the NY Times and some other blow-hard will at some point. Thematically though, I will say it is played out in many a western "gangsta' film as well as some of those which are not either, and in this respect, nothing particularly sets it aside.

However, for a student of the French language it may prove challenging, since I felt it was difficult to follow at times and the mix of "street language" is very cool for upping one's punk vocabulary for sure. This will play better depending on who you are as an audience. What I'd rate it is a relative middle of the road...


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