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Happy New Year (1973)

La bonne année (original title)
Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch (original scenario), Pierre Uytterhoeven (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Simon
Françoise Fabian ... Françoise
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
André Falcon André Falcon ... Le bijoutier
Mireille Mathieu ... Mireille Mathieu
Lilo Lilo ... Madame Félix
Claude Mann ... L'intellectuel
Frédéric de Pasquale Frédéric de Pasquale ... L'amant parisien
Gérard Sire Gérard Sire ... Le directeur de la prison
Silvano Tranquilli ... L'amant italien
André Barello André Barello
Michel Bertay Michel Bertay
Norman de la Chesnaye Norman de la Chesnaye
Pierre Edeline Pierre Edeline
Pierre Pontiche Pierre Pontiche
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Storyline

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes but by someone special he met there. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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From the Film Maker Who Gave You "A Man and a Woman"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies. See more »

Connections

References Before the Revolution (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bonne Année (Thème)
Music by Francis Lai
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Stylish robbery caper
1 May 1999 | by Paul-250See all my reviews

Former boxer Lino Ventura stars in this popular crime piece. But Claude Lelouche, the director of the hugely internationally successful romance Un Homme et Une Femme ensured that this too is a story of a man and a woman in which both Ventura and Francoise Fabian play their parts to perfection. Vive la Difference is the subtext of this film, and one marvels at the raw chemistry generated by the two stars. Lelouche can't help having a dig at smug left-bank intellectuals, but who can blame him for that? Nothing in this film is predictable, right to the very end. Why it seems to be unavailable in video is a mystery to me! See it!


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy New Year See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$156,566
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (some scenes)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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