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Cavale (2002)

After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover, and avoid the... See full summary »

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Lucas Belvaux

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Lucas Belvaux

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Belvaux ... Bruno Le Roux
Catherine Frot ... Jeanne Rivet
Dominique Blanc ... Agnès Manise
Ornella Muti ... Cécile Costes
Gilbert Melki ... Pascal Manise
Patrick Descamps Patrick Descamps ... Jacquillat
Olivier Darimont Olivier Darimont ... Francis
Alexis Tomassian Alexis Tomassian ... Banane
Yves Claessens Yves Claessens ... Freddy
Christine Henkart Christine Henkart ... Madame Guiot
Jean-Henri Roger Jean-Henri Roger ... Neighbor in Burning Apartment
Elie Belvaux Elie Belvaux ... Jeanne's Son
Hervé Livet Hervé Livet ... Jean-Jean
Eric Vassard Eric Vassard ... Henchman
Zirek ... Secret Agent 1
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Storyline

After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover, and avoid the cop on his tail. An unexpected event, however, brings cop and crook closer than they ever could have expected. Written by IMDb Editors

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Genres:

Thriller | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Diaphana Films [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavale - Auf der Flucht See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,425, 13 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,796, 11 July 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Forms a trilogy along with Après la vie (2002) and Un couple épatant (2002), the main characters of this one being the supporting actors in the other ones, and vice versa. The three movies have some scenes in common which are shown from a different point of view according to the storyline we're following. See more »

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Followed by Après la vie (2002) See more »

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An experience nearly successful
13 January 2003 | by faniougeSee all my reviews

This film (which can be seen as a standalone film) is part of a trilogy. Three films, not consecutive, but parallel. Three stories, simultaneous, with same actors, same characters. Main actors in one film are secondary actors in the two others. There are common scenes between each movie, but always shown in a different way, a different point of vue.

"Un couple epatant" is a comedy, with (Ornella Muti/Francois Morel),"Cavale" is a thriller, with (Lucas Belvaux/Catherine Frot), and "Apres la vie" is a drama, with (Gilbert Melki/Dominique Blanc).

You can see only one or two of these movies, but it is really better to see all of them, as each one enlights some dark moments of the two others. The supposed order is the one i used, but you can see these films in any order.

Individually speaking, the films are average (except "Apres la vie", the best one), but globally the experience is very good and very exciting.


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