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1. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.0
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80 Metascore

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 535,018 | Gross: $167.45M

2. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 248,378 | Gross: $95.72M

3. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 82,232 | Gross: $39.39M

4. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 81,335 | Gross: $4.44M

5. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 67,681 | Gross: $4.86M

6. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

Votes: 51,969 | Gross: $9.74M

7. MI-5 (2002–2011)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,124

8. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 11,044 | Gross: $1.55M

9. Overdrive (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.4
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Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

Director: Antonio Negret | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp, Ana de Armas, Gaia Weiss

Votes: 9,943

10. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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55 Metascore

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 9,411 | Gross: $5.35M

11. Gett (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger

Votes: 5,475 | Gross: $0.99M

12. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,798 | Gross: $0.03M

13. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

4.8
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Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.

Directors: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 4,509 | Gross: $0.10M

14. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,392

15. Secret défense (2008)

100 min | Thriller

6.4
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In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 3,123

16. When the Cat's Away (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Renée Le Calm, Olivier Py

Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $1.65M

17. Yes (I) (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 2,899 | Gross: $0.40M

18. Army of Crime (2009)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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76 Metascore

The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen, Robinson Stévenin, Lola Naymark

Votes: 2,850 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Le serpent (2006)

119 min | Thriller

6.5
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Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him?

Director: Eric Barbier | Stars: Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 2,379

20. Colt 45 (2014)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Joey Starr, Alice Taglioni, Ymanol Perset

Votes: 1,794

21. Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (2003)

111 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz, Simon Abkarian, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 1,717

22. La mécanique de l'ombre (2016)

91 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organization to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds.

Director: Thomas Kruithof | Stars: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 1,521

23. Zarafa (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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64 Metascore

After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.

Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie | Stars: Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, Abraham Adesoye, Sjaak Caderyn

Votes: 1,341

24. Angélique (I) (2013)

113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.1
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In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley, David Kross

Votes: 1,323

25. Rage (I) (2009)

98 min | Drama

4.8
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A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Patrick J. Adams, Riz Ahmed, Bob Balaban

Votes: 955

26. Djam (2017)

97 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

7.2
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Djam, a Greek girl, is sent to Istanbul on a mission to find a motor-boat part of her uncle, a former sailor and great fan of the Greek musical style rebetiko. In the city, she meets Avril,... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Daphne Patakia, Simon Abkarian, Maryne Cayon, Kimon Kouris

Votes: 734

27. The Wedding Song (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

6.7
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65 Metascore

The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.

Director: Karin Albou | Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Riens du tout (1992)

95 min | Comedy

6.4
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Lepetit, an ambitious and determined man, is named the new CEO of a department store. His mission is to improve the store's financial position. He decides that the human factor will be his ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Daniel Berlioux, Marc Berman, Olivier Broche

Votes: 603

29. La disparue de Deauville (2007)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

4.9
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An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?

Director: Sophie Marceau | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sophie Marceau, Nicolas Briançon, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 595

30. Une histoire de fou (2015)

134 min | Drama

6.8
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In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Syrus Shahidi

Votes: 480

31. Shiva (2008)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Moshe Ivgy, Yaël Abecassis, Albert Iluz

Votes: 444

32. Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh

Votes: 441

33. Les invincibles (2013)

98 min | Comedy

5.2
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Momo has one dream buried for years: become a petanque champion. When an international tournament is announced, he drops his ordinary life to win the first prize and fulfill his dreams.

Director: Frédéric Berthe | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Atmen Kelif, Virginie Efira, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 433

34. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)

97 min | Comedy

5.3
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A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Michel Ribes | Stars: Michel Blanc, Simon Abkarian, Victoria Abril, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 412

35. Tête de turc (2010)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.

Director: Pascal Elbé | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Pascal Elbé, Ronit Elkabetz, Samir Makhlouf

Votes: 398

36. Edmond (2018)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Michalik | Stars: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb

Votes: 377

37. Kaboul Kitchen (2012– )

26 min | Comedy

7.7
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Afghanistan 2005. Kaboul Kitchen (a french restaurant) is the place to drink in Kabul. Jacky, the owner, is here to make money. His new roommate, his daughter, is here to save people.

Stars: Simon Abkarian, Azzedine Riyad, Stéphanie Pasterkamp, Benjamin Bellecour

Votes: 376

38. Le voyage en Arménie (2006)

125 min | Drama

6.6
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Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Chorik Grigorian, Romen Avinian

Votes: 361

39. Un monde presque paisible (2002)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.11M

40. La marche (2013)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

5.9
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Inspired from a true story of 1983. The story of a 1000 km peaceful march from Paris to Marseille fighting against racial discrimination and fighting for equality.

Director: Nabil Ben Yadir | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Tewfik Jallab, Vincent Rottiers, M'Barek Belkouk

Votes: 321

41. Chouf (2016)

108 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Oussama Abdul Aal, Zine Darar

Votes: 272

42. J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka (2005)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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My name is Georges Figon. Okay I'm dead but, being the talkative kind, death isn't going to stop me from speaking. Yes, I'm a shady individual. Sure I have links with the underworld and ... See full summary »

Directors: Serge Le Péron, Saïd Smihi | Stars: Charles Berling, Simon Abkarian, Josiane Balasko, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 270

43. Aram (2002)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kechichian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Lubna Azabal, Serge Avedikian, Alain Mottet

Votes: 260

44. Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Talk-Show

5.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Michel Denisot, Jean-Michel Aphatie, Ariane Massenet, Yann Barthès

Votes: 234

45. Khamsa (2008)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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A 13 year old Gypsy boy escapes from foster home to continue a life of mischief and delinquency during a french summer.

Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Marc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 191

46. Zaïna, cavalière de l'Atlas (2005)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Young Zaina, must lead a caravan of precious thoroughbreds to Marrakech to take part of the most prestigious of all races : the Agdal. Along she'll have to face powerful Omar and learn to trust her newly discovered father Mustapha.

Director: Bourlem Guerdjou | Stars: Aziza Nadir, Sami Bouajila, Michel Favory, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 190

47. Les mauvais joueurs (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Vahé, Sahak, and Toros run a bonneteau game on the streets of Paris. They're Lebanese French of Armenian descent. Vahé also works with his father, a cloth merchant, and is in love with Lu ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Balekdjian | Stars: Pascal Elbé, Simon Abkarian, Isaac Sharry, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 168

48. De force (2011)

96 min | Action

4.2
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Following a series of unresolved robberies, the authorities decide to give Carte Blanche to the Commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang.

Director: Frank Henry | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Eric Cantona, Simon Abkarian, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 167

49. Les beaux mecs (2011– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In 2010, Tony Roucas, a.k.a. Mad Tony, who is serving a long-term prison sentence, and Kenz, a young delinquent, share the same tiny cell. They escape from prison, have absolutely nothing in common and have nothing to say to each other.

Stars: Simon Abkarian, Soufiane Guerrab, Dimitri Storoge, Philippe Nahon

Votes: 157

50. J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (1997)

115 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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After the robbery of a bank that turns badly, François takes refuge with a friend of his father who is also in the "business". The threat of police hunt will soon burst the small band of gangsters.

Director: Xavier Durringer | Stars: Arnaud Giovaninetti, Claire Keim, Brigitte Catillon, Gérald Laroche

Votes: 148



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