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A Gang Story (2011)

Les Lyonnais (original title)
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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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
Valéria 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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Rated R for strong violence, language including sexual references, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Based on life events of real life French gangster Edmond Vidal aka momon See more »

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Good Story this Gang Story
18 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Entertainment at the highest levels of engagement. All the emotions are triggered and captured over and over again as we visit with 35 years of a friendship that was tested to the limits. Did it or does it hold is one good question. When it comes to crime, one never knows what to expect as crime doesn't play by the rules but by its own rules. One has to remember that as violent as a gang wants to be, there is always someone more violent that wants to prove that point. Both are motivated but only one can prevail. Everyone knows the police are restricted, dumb and don't catch on quickly, but what if they are not? Furthermore, what about human nature which proves to be unreliable time and again when things get dicey. Good acting, tense direction, clear cut story that makes several points and then does one good thing. It lets you be the judge of the outcome. This is as it should be. Tasty drink and finger foods recommended and this draws you in so no distractions to interfere with that or you will ruin the ten rating for yourself


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