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Nickel and Dime (2003)

À la petite semaine (original title)
Jacques is coming home after a long stretch behind bars. The boys are waiting, especially hi longtime friend Francis and new kid on the block Didier. They have a job lined up. but Jacques ... See full summary »

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Sam Karmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Jacques
Jacques Gamblin ... Francis
Clovis Cornillac ... Didier
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ... Le Moqueur
Désir Carré Désir Carré ... La Trompette
Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... L'Enclume
Julie Durand Julie Durand ... Camille
Philippe Nahon ... Roger
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ... Denise
Jean-Claude Lecas ... La Fouine
Etienne Chicot ... Marcel
Florence Pernel ... Laurence
André Thorent ... Lucien, l'oncle de Jacques
Vincent Moscato ... Le sbire
Liliane Rovère ... Colette
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Jacques is coming home after a long stretch behind bars. The boys are waiting, especially hi longtime friend Francis and new kid on the block Didier. They have a job lined up. but Jacques wants out of the life, Francis would rather be on the stage and wannabe mobster Didier has loser written all over him. Looks like someone's heading for a fall. Written by Aline

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Comedy | Drama

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Noir by the numbers
29 October 2007 | by bob998See all my reviews

Those of us with a long memory can remember Jean Gabin getting released from prison one morning and going home by bus. When he gets there, he's dumbfounded to see high-rise buildings all around him. Things have changed so much while he's been away (Mélodie en sous-sol, 1963). Henri Verneuil was a director who knew how to make us aware of the changes going on in his characters. Sam Karmann, on the other hand, just puts his actors through their paces with little regard for details--just look how clumsy the scene where Etienne Chicot shows Jacques Gamblin the jewelry is. A Melville, a Becker or a Corneau would have known how to create more interest for the viewer.

The story has to be carried by the actors, and what a fine crew they are. Gérard Lanvin as the just-released prisoner, Jacques Gamblin as an aspiring actor heading into middle age and Clovis Cornillac as the most impulsive, and self-destructive, crook in ages are all great to watch. Cornillac especially, as the muscle-bound, dopey Didier is a lot of fun; he reminds me of a French Ralph Meeker.


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Official Sites:

Mars Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 June 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,202,146
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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