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Let's Rob the Bank (1964)

Faites sauter la banque! (original title)
Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Jacques Vilfrid (screenplay), Jean Girault (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Victor Garnier
Yvonne Clech Yvonne Clech ... Eliane Garnier
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Le banquier André Durand-Mareuil
Anne Doat ... Isabelle Garnier
Georges Wilson ... L'agent cycliste / The policeman
Jean Valmont Jean Valmont ... Philippe Brécy
Claude Piéplu ... Le prêtre / The priest
Georges Adet Georges Adet ... Gerber
Florence Blot Florence Blot ... La femme de ménage
Nicole Chollet Nicole Chollet ... La cliente (as Nicole Cholet)
Alix Mahieux Alix Mahieux ... Poupette
Michel Dancourt Michel Dancourt ... Casimir
André Badin André Badin ... Un habitant du quartier (as Badin)
Louis Viret Louis Viret ... Un voisin
Guy Grosso ... Un client
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Storyline

Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; it seems only fair to him to return the 'favor' and rob the bank, teaming up with the whole family as they were all duped. Even for professionals such an enterprise -he decides to dig a tunnel- is quite demanding, but for simple commoners it's daunting, as they also have their personal downsides; thus Victor's wife has a most unwelcome tendency to blurt out the truth, even to the grumpy local copper: a crazy risk when you need to keep a criminal plan secret. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 February 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Rob the Bank See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Brilliant (changed my rating from 8 to 9 upon second viewing)!
25 November 2018 | by languedoc-586-836028See all my reviews

This is a surrealistic comedy, and it doesn't matter that its plot and situational developments are far-fetched. The director here is Jean Girault, who did some of the best De Funès films (and in particular some of the best from the Gendarme series). Fast-paced, brilliantly acted, hilarious... The banker from the start is guilty of insider trading BTW (which the Storyline here does not mention). This is necessary to make us sympathize at least basically with De Funès in his criminal undertaking to right wrong-doing, with the unlikely complicity of his incredible family. All terrific actors BTW.


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