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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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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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Who could suspect the shovel-wielding,mining helmet wearing nervous guy?
28 October 2007 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

After a guy foolishly trusts his money with a downright evil bank owner(who tricks him out of it with bogus stock tips), he tries to get it back the shortest way: by digging a tunnel from his basement to the vaults. Lucky for him, he lives nearby. Of course this drags a lot of hilarious situations along with it. Well, some I guess. I'm probably used to the other type of comedies that bring gags of the same or lower quality like, every second. Still, this old-timer baffoonery can be appreciated, because De Funes is professional about it. He's better than the material he's given. He's above these types of things,but then again, they suit him brilliantly. This is not a one man show,but it seriously should be. This has more padding than McDonalds-beef. One bothering plot hole: there's no way anybody could think anybody other than them robbed the bank. It's just so obvious, we have scenes in which they ask about security, or in which the kid is ever so curious what the vault looks like, and they have a motive, and they can constantly be seen with massive amounts of shovels or covered with dirt, and they actually ask a guy about digging tunnels. I know, I know, it's just a funny little movie.


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