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La raison du plus faible (2006)

In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Marc Pirmet
Claude Semal ...
Patrick Descamps ...
Elie Belvaux ...
Le ferrailleur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Anciaux ...
Capitain Magis
Daniela Bisconti ...
Andrée Cambier ...
Mère de Robert
Michel Colecchia ...
Policier en civil
Christian Crahay ...
Père de Carole
Raymonde Dullers ...
Voisine de Patrick
Théo Hebrans ...
Vieux joueur de cartes
Dominique Heinry ...
Policier en civil


In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet desperation. All unemployed, either because they can't find work like Patrick or because they have been made redundant like Robert and Jean-Pierre, they try to forget their lot in the warm atmosphere of the place. One day, Marc, a newcomer, joins them. It soon appears that the man has just been released from prison and even if he is determined to go straight his presence suddenly inspires Robert : why not try criminality ? Written by Guy Bellinger

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19 July 2006 (France)  »

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Prawo slabszego  »

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2.35 : 1
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A masterpiece
14 August 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I first had some difficulties to watch this movie, because I found that some actors where not really well directed (Lucas Belvaux for example), saying there text "falsely". But I must admit that it is just because I'm not used to a realistic way of acting, but after a few minutes, I slowly got into it....to find that the actors were really fantastic, reminding me of this time when every characters in a movie had a strong personality, like the old french movies. Afterwhile, I found that the photo was more than good, and the filming well done. I am still surprised that some talented people like Lucas Belvaux and his crew can bring you to a rendez-vous with humanity in its most meaningful sense: in this movie you will not only find a social view of our time, but also real friendship, love, and sincerity. Finally, Lucas Belvaux has really succeeded in showing a tragic part of the human condition, but also to mingle it with humor and tenderness. A masterpiece.

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