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Fresh Bait (1995)

L'appât (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 8 March 1995 (France)
Three teenagers plan to steal the nessecary funds to open their dream shop in the US, but things get messy.

Director:

Bertrand Tavernier

Writers:

Morgan Sportès (novel) (as Morgan Sportes), Bertrand Tavernier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Gillain ... Nathalie
Olivier Sitruk Olivier Sitruk ... Eric
Bruno Putzulu ... Bruno
Richard Berry ... Alain
Philippe Duclos ... Antoine
Marie Ravel Marie Ravel ... Karine
Clotilde Courau ... Patricia
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Innkeeper
Christophe Odent ... Laurent
Jean-Paul Comart ... Michel
Philippe Héliès Philippe Héliès ... Pierre
Jacky Nercessian ... M. Tapiro (Nathalie's boss)
Alain Sarde ... Philippe
Daniel Russo ... Jean-Pierre
Philippe Torreton ... Chief cop
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Storyline

Three adolescents, a girl who serves as the priming and two boys, kill two men cold blooded who were known by the girl only for to steal the money of them. With the money the three want to open a shop for clothing in the United States. But their dream turns out to be more difficult to realize than the assassination. Written by Volker Boehm

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Ils sont jeunes. Ils veulent reussir vite. Elle est...

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 March 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fresh Bait See more »

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Gross USA:

$40,617
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie is based on true events. The real characters are still in prison. See more »

Quotes

Nathalie: What are you going to do?
Bruno: Shut your trap!
[smacks her face]
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When an American "thriller" turns into realistic "film noir".
16 March 2008 | by webbobilbaoSee all my reviews

Great movie by Bertrand Tavernier. He is playing with the idea of a classical American thriller, which the male protagonists admire so much, as well as they look for the "American dream" in a Paris in crisis behind its "charmant" appearance.

Tavernier's intention is more realistic and, as life, less perfect than a classical script (curiously, the film is based in real facts). That's why we don't know many times where the film is going. But Tavernier employs that time to show us details of the life of very well-built characters. Specially good is the acting of the young woman.

Sad (but interesting!) impression in the end of the characters' "career". As a result of that, we have the impression of a not very healthy society, and without any need to insist by Tavernier during the movie. I recommend it, I feel it is even a bit underrated here.


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