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Le sucre (1978)

Civil servant Adrien Courtois comes to Paris in order to make his money bear fruits.

Director:

Jacques Rouffio

Writers:

Georges Conchon (scenario), Jacques Rouffio (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Carmet ... Adrien Courtois
Gérard Depardieu ... Raoul-Renaud Homecourt
Michel Piccoli ... Grezillo
Nelly Borgeaud ... Hilda Courtois
Georges Descrières ... Vandelmont
Roger Hanin ... Karbaoui
Marthe Villalonga ... Madame Karbaoui
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ... Pergamont
Claude Piéplu ... Président Berot
Tony Taffin Tony Taffin ... Flanqué
Guy de Belleval Guy de Belleval
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Latoussaint
Dominique Bernard Dominique Bernard
Jean Champion Jean Champion
Alain Crassas Alain Crassas
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Civil servant Adrien Courtois comes to Paris in order to make his money bear fruits.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 November 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cukor See more »

Filming Locations:

Duvy, Oise, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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References Règlements de femmes à O.Q. Corral (1974) See more »

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Le Sucre
Written and Performed by Philippe Sarde Et Orchestre
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Depardieu at his best in a financial disaster
18 May 2006 | by Julien CSee all my reviews

The best movie I can remember with Depardieu.

The plot is really good: talking about how one influent person can make the curves of the sugar rocket up artificially on the stock market whereas on the other side of the power a dumb ass losses all his money when the market crash down after somebody advised him to invest on sugar.

The two main characters are excellent. It might look a bit overacted sometimes. But it is lovely to see them doing it like that.

I would compare it to other financial movies like "Boillers room", "Wall street" and a book that I really like from Zola: "l'argent" (the money). But it has a ironic french touch in the dialogs that the two American movies don't have.


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