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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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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 Un couple épatant (2002) See more »

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A unique thriller
28 April 2003 | by amzoSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the SF International Film Festival, and unfortunately was only able to this one film out of the trilogy. Yet I enjoyed this film greatly, and have not seen many thrillers like it. Using very little dialogue, it follows the life of a former militant leftist who just escaped from prison. He finds himself trying to live the same life he left 15 years ago, yet he finds trouble in trying to flee from the police and detectives. Very good cinematography and well acted. The ending itself is my favorite part (I won't give it away!), even though it may not follow what one would think to happen logically. I highly recommend seeing this film, and hope that I myself as well will be able to see the complete trilogy.


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