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Le voleur et la menteuse (1994)

The thief: a gangster on the lam, is waiting for a boat which is to sail away from this harbor,a dead end. The liar :a young woman he meets in a restaurant tells him the story of her life ... See full summary »

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Paul Boujenah

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Paul Boujenah
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Mathilda May ... Suzanne Henson
Gérard Darmon ... Paul Salomon
Philippe Léotard ... Jeff
Nathalie Cerda Nathalie Cerda ... Solange
Antoine Duléry
Jacques Bonnot Jacques Bonnot ... Restaurant Owner
Christian Charmetant ... Le metteur en scène Simon
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
Marie-France Santon Marie-France Santon
Jean-Michel Verner Jean-Michel Verner
Marion Peterson
Thierry Rode Thierry Rode
Virginie Darmon Virginie Darmon
Dominique Régnier Dominique Régnier
Michel Palmery Michel Palmery
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The thief: a gangster on the lam, is waiting for a boat which is to sail away from this harbor,a dead end. The liar :a young woman he meets in a restaurant tells him the story of her life based on the screenplay of a movie she was to make. They fall head over heels in love. The convict who has just escaped from jail wants to keep her out of his predicament ,but after a night of desperate love, she refuses to leave him.And the police are tracking him down. Written by dbdumonteil

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Je t'ai dans la Peau
Music by Gilbert Bécaud
Lyrics by Jacques Pills
Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing France
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The thief and the liar in a cul-de -sac
23 December 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The thief: a gangster on the lam, is waiting for a boat which is to sail away from this harbor which is a cul-de-sac.

The liar :a young woman he meets in a restaurant run by an unprepossessing owner , tells the story of her life based on the screenplay of a movie she was to make (but was rejected :because she did not want to sleep with the writer?)

They fall head over heels in love. The convict who has just escaped from jail wants to keep her out of the jam ,but after a night of desperate love, she refuses to leave him.

The cine buff will notice an updated situation of the thirties cinema,the likes of "Quai Des Brumes" ;but ,in spite of their talent, neither Gérard Darmon nor Mathilda May are Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan .And anyway, even in a supporting part, Philippe Leotard ,with his swollen eyes and his bloated face (overindulgence in drink) effortlessly blows them off the screen .

As a thriller ,the movie is very static (even the last scene is devoid of action: probably an artistic choice),and makes up for it by being extremely talky : it begins with an interminable soliloquy of the driver who takes the hitch-hiking escapee,and carries on with endless conversations between the ex-prisoner and the actress down on her luck.Besides ,a waiter is always cracking jokes his pals do not find in the least bit amusing.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 January 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thief and the Liar See more »

Filming Locations:

Deauville, Calvados, France See more »

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