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Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (1999)

The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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Hervé Hadmar

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Christophe Bergeronneau (adaptation), Christophe Bergeronneau (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tchéky Karyo ... B.B.
Monica Bellucci ... Myrtille
Dominique Pinon ... Melvin
Michel Muller ... Désiré
Mehmet Ulusoy Mehmet Ulusoy ... Le caïd
Gérard Ismaël Gérard Ismaël ... Nadir
José Garcia
André Pousse ... Le Faucheur
Karine Nuris Karine Nuris
Beatrice Palme Beatrice Palme ... La femme du caïd
Zirek ... Ramdah
Mahmut Demir Mahmut Demir ... Garde du corps 1
Ali Ihsan Kaleci Ali Ihsan Kaleci ... Garde du corps 2
Ilhan Arkan Ilhan Arkan ... Garde du corps 3
Akbar Djabar Akbar Djabar ... Garde du corps 4
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The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 May 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Like a Fish Out of Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabourg, Calvados, France See more »

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I had fun, but not for the cineaste
4 April 2005 | by Princeton89See all my reviews

pacing was good, dialogue mediocre to fair, but the visuals had me on holiday on the French Riveria (out of season)

at first, the chemistry seems a little off as the genre of French mob movies has been infiltrated by the American sense of darkness and Tarantino admirers. yet, given the violent subtext, very little actual bloodshed, which works for me.

Bellucci as the femme fatale owns the screen (and I'm watching on a PowerBook) - a luminous grace that you can't help but stare as an oncoming car runs over you in the street sort of look.

plot is basic and resolves without loose ends, and the character development of the patsie picks up the last few minutes. you almost want the arc sooner, but you're paying too much attention to the idiosyncratic "bad guys" crowd that it almost doesn't matter.

watch this on a Sunday afternoon when you should be doing errands or stay in on a rainy night. a good Seattle, weeknight movie.


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