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Not for, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (2003)

Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (original title)
"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »

Director:

Cédric Klapisch

Writers:

Santiago Amigorena (scenario and dialogue), Cédric Klapisch (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Gillain ... Caty
Vincent Elbaz ... Jean
Simon Abkarian ... Freddy Karparian dit Lecarpe
Zinedine Soualem ... Mouss
Dimitri Storoge Dimitri Storoge ... Loulou
Natacha Lindinger ... Caprice
Jocelyn Lagarrigue Jocelyn Lagarrigue ... Gilles - télesurveillance
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam Pierre-Ange Le Pogam ... Le Directeur du Dépôt
Diane Kruger ... La call-girl du Directeur
Thierry Levaret Thierry Levaret ... Le Vigile
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Bernard - Le King
Robert Plagnol Robert Plagnol ... Le Journaliste Caprice
Michaël Tissier Michaël Tissier ... Anthony Karparian, le fils de Freddy (as Mickaël Tissier)
Didier Menin Didier Menin ... Concierge Marriott
Thierry Flamand Thierry Flamand ... Le Journaliste
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"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. Although other gang members feel out of their league, Jean persuades them to take part and Caty finds herself in a hellish world of betrayal, violence and murder. Written by Anonymous

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La mauvaise route est souvent la meilleure

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An unexpected end for a very good film noir
25 February 2007 | by JulietteBBKSee all my reviews

This is the story of an ordinary young camerawoman who lives a boring life in Paris. She happens to meet a band of gangsters she becomes friend with and starts living their life between hold-ups, sex and money. Marie Gillain is very touching in that role where she managed to be thrilled by this exciting and dangerous life and at the same time not affected at all by the criminal nature of her acts. This movie could have just been another gangster story and this is exactly where you're being tricked into a totally different outcome. Very simple and even maybe a little bit silly, her role as a gangster is interesting and well played. The more you watch the more you start wondering why she is doing all that for and who she truly is. A stunning movie on a subject difficult to deal with if you don't want to be too cliché. A must see


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France

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Release Date:

5 March 2003 (France) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,164,209
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