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Cécile De France,
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An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.
Truly terrific, this noir gem from France where the always outstanding Olivier Gourmet gives an awesome performance. A social crime movie indeed, telling the story of a lonely and lost man who struggles to survive, to hope in a hopeless world which has the purpose to crush him, to turn him to pieces. A man who fights for something lost in advance, a man who fights against the ineluctable where no escape is possible. This man is a petty security guard in a large shopping center. He is a former union leader who lost his job because of his rage against the ruthless executives, and he has not changed at all. But he has nothing more to lose. A poignant, touching character for whom I almost wept. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER The ending is very similar to the one you have in RIFIFI, PHOENIX and THE American.
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