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Les Lyonnais (2011)

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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Momon Vidal
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Serge Suttel
Daniel Duval ...
Christo
Dimitri Storoge ...
Momon Vidal jeune
Patrick Catalifo ...
Commissaire Max Brauner
François Levantal ...
Joan Chavez
Francis Renaud ...
Brandon
Lionnel Astier ...
Dany Devedjian
Valeria Cavalli ...
Janou Vidal
Estelle Skornik ...
Lilou Suttel
Olivier Chantreau ...
Suttel jeune
Stéphane Caillard ...
Janou jeune
Florent Bigot de Nesles ...
Nick Le Grec jeune
Nicolas Gerout ...
Christo jeune
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Charles Bastiani
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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for stealing cherries. The two of them inevitably got involved in organized crime. The team they formed, the Gang Des Lyonnais, made them the most notorious armed robbers of the early 1970s. Their irresistible rise ended in 1974 with a spectacular arrest. Today, as he nears 60, Momon would like to forget that part of his life. He has found peace by retiring from the "business". He tends to his wife Janou, who suffered so in the past, and to his children and grandchildren, all of whom have great respect for this man of simple and universal values, so clear-headed and full of kindness. But then Serge Suttel, who has disowned nothing of his past, comes back into the picture. Written by Anonymous

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1970s | prison | gypsy camp | gypsy | gang | See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, language including sexual references, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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A gang story
12 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

A french thriller with terrific actors in the main roles. It is quite predictable all along (the main twist is something you should have figured out sooner rather than later), but the actors make it more than enjoyable to watch.

The suspense is still sustained throughout the movie, which has to do with the settings, the framing and the editing of the movie. Good work has been done in those departments. There's some violence in this movie, but it's not relishing in it. The morals might also be something you have trouble with identifying. A more than solid effort that is not only for Euro thriller lovers


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