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Zonzon (1998)

In a French prison, three men are coming to terms with the emotional and physical torment which their incarceration brings them.

Director:

Laurent Bouhnik
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Credited cast:
Pascal Greggory ... Francky
Gaël Morel ... Grandjean
Jamel Debbouze ... Kader
Fabienne Babe Fabienne Babe ... Christine
Véra Briole Véra Briole ... La jap
François Levantal François Levantal ... Rico
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamel Abdelli ... L'Excite (as Kamel Abdeli)
Marc Andréoni ... Le Directeur
Marie-Françoise Audollent ... Madame Gouvier
David Barrouk David Barrouk ... Pierrot
Serge Blumental Serge Blumental ... Gardien Raymond
Élodie Bouchez ... Carmen
Rico Chatelain Rico Chatelain ... Cyril
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Gardien Gilles
Leo Czajka Leo Czajka ... Eric
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In a French prison, three men are coming to terms with the emotional and physical torment which their incarceration brings them.

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Drama

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Another prison movie..
19 September 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Zonzon" means "Prison" .This is a movie which takes place in jail and one cannot say it renews a genre which has produced few masterpieces ("Le trou' by Jacques Becker) .There's the obligatory violent scene in the showers ,there's the obligatory body search and the obligatory beating up,there are the obligatory nasty wardens,there's the obligatory dope the inmates smoke every day,there's ...you name it.

Considering the limitations they are working under,the good cast ,particularly Jamel Debouzze and Pascal Greggory ,give their characters substance and prove that they would have deserved a better script and a better director.Best scene is Greggory's wife's visit:"Mum,when shall we leave?" the boring (and probably ashamed)prisoner's child asks.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Knastbrüder See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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