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A private investigator (nicknamed Octopus after his long arms) travels to the small town of Angernaud with his bisexual girlfriend to collect the money he spent for the reconstruction of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Gabriel Lecouvreur, 'le Poulpe'
Clotilde Courau ... Cheryl
Stéphane Boucher Stéphane Boucher ... Chauffeur de taxi
Julie Delarme Julie Delarme ... Sandra
Aristide Demonico Aristide Demonico ... Pedro
James Faulkner ... Thomas
Jean-François Gallotte Jean-François Gallotte ... Patron de bar 1
Nicolas Jouhet Nicolas Jouhet ... Chauffeur Jaguar
François Levantal François Levantal ... Agresseur dans le train
Bruno Lochet ... Gendarme
Martine Logier Martine Logier ... Marie-Jeanne Desanges
Philippe Nahon ... Patron de bar 2
Julien Rassam Julien Rassam ... Le Travesti
Frédéric van den Driessche ... Nicolas Lesprit
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... La Fouine
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A private investigator (nicknamed Octopus after his long arms) travels to the small town of Angernaud with his bisexual girlfriend to collect the money he spent for the reconstruction of his family grave after it was vandalized by a group of young people. He seeks them out one by one but every time he finds the person dead. When he learns that a drunkard Scotsman, a local celebrity and an extreme right politician are involved in the mysterious deaths and all signs lead to a boat in the harbor, he calls in his sidekick Pedro for reinforcement. Written by Mar C

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 1998 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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An expensive movie
17 August 1999 | by JuanRicoSee all my reviews

Le Poulpe is a good movie made on books which aren't always greats. Players are good, summary is very good too, black humor is perfect. I only have one question. How the producers have spent 5 millions $ for a film of theaters which looks very like to en excellent TVFilm.


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