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Fred (1997)

This is the story of a qualified but unemployed crane operator called Fred. Everything seems to be going fine with him until the day he gets caught into a sordid story.

Director:

Pierre Jolivet

Writers:

Pierre Jolivet (adaptation), Pierre Jolivet (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Fred
Clotilde Courau ... Lisa
François Berléand ... Barrère
Stéphane Jobert Stéphane Jobert ... Michel
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Yvan
Roschdy Zem ... Nouchi
Catherine Hiegel Catherine Hiegel ... Madame Mandor
Laura Favali Laura Favali ... Jeanne
Frédéric Witta Frédéric Witta ... Connard de Juvisy 1
Eric Challier Eric Challier ... Connard de Juvisy 2
Francis Frappat Francis Frappat ... Jacquard
Carine Lemaire Carine Lemaire ... Corinne
Kevin Morice Kevin Morice ... Kevin
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Ali
Daniel Martin Daniel Martin ... L'entrepreneur
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Storyline

Fred is a former crane driver who was a victim of the closure of his factory. He takes care of the little boy of his girlfriend , does the housework and sometimes goes to the job center but boredom is inescapable. One day, because he accepted to drive a truck for a friend to a warehouse, he's caught up in a vicious spiral that goes beyond him. It's all the more serious as shady men want to eliminate him and the police is on hot on his heels. Written by dbdumonteil

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Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 March 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contrat durée déterminée See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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A warm and sympathetic thriller
5 December 2000 | by ballabeneSee all my reviews

With a small budget and a very good script, Pierre Jolivet shot a warm and sympathetic thriller. The cast is also very sympathetic, with the always astonishing Vincent Lindon, the beautiful smile of Clotide Courau, the talented Roschdy Zem (a revelation) and one of the best supporting actor in the French contemporary cinema: François Berléand.


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