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Le convoyeur (2004)

In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Dupontel ... Alexandre Demarre
Jean Dujardin ... Jacques
François Berléand ... Bernard
Claude Perron ... Nicole
Julien Boisselier ... La Belette
Philippe Laudenbach ... La Momie
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Butagaz
Olivier Loustau ... Dolph
Sami Zitouni Sami Zitouni ... Karim
Michel Trillot Michel Trillot ... L'armurier
Jean-Christophe Pagnac Jean-Christophe Pagnac ... Hollow Man
Jean-Paul Zehnacker Jean-Paul Zehnacker ... Patton (as Jean-Paul Zennacker)
Mathieu Thomassin Mathieu Thomassin ... Erik
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Le boss
Aure Atika ... Isabelle
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In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his colleagues, actually a group of losers, without motivation or perspective, paranoids, depressed and substances addicted men, and prepares a personal file with the profile of each one. Along the days, the real intentions of Alex in working at Vigilante are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French

Release Date:

14 April 2004 (France) See more »

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$3,139,929
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2.35 : 1
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Before the shooting begins, the director Nicolas Boukrief asked the all crew to attend a whole week together, during a karate probation period. With the exception of himself and Albert Dupontel the lead character, because of the bad influence that his character in the movie could have brought to the rest of the crew. See more »

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Outstanding Thriller
6 January 2005 | by abisioSee all my reviews

Le Convoyeur (Cash truck) is one of those "minimalist French thriller" that will keep you in the edge of the seat for the entire movie. What the movie lacks in budget terms is compensated with the superb (and intense) acting for its main characters, especially Albert Dupontel (IRREVERSIBLE), a character you will not forget very soon.

Alexander, a really strange and disturbed man, starts working as a security guard for an armored trunk company. The universe surrounding him is truly unbelievable; just because is real.

We meet a bunch of lazy losers, which could be categorized as drug addicts, drunks, depressed, inept or nuts, and Alexander fits in all of them. To make matters more interesting; all of them are carrying guns with minimum training (one shoot a month) and earn a thousand Euros (about $ 1300) a month for transporting millions in cash.

It is easy to predict that under these circumstances, things could go REALLY WRONG.

After a while, we also realize that Alexander has his own agenda. He inquires about routes and events randomly. He even searches his co-workers lockers.

Without giving out more, lets say that Nicolas Boukhrief (the director) constructs an environment very unreliable in itself and adds another explosive element to the cocktail.

The big difference with any American thriller is that characters and drama are more important than action and violence. When the violence arrives, it shocks us without using spectacular special effects or big budget explosions.

In brief, do not get fooled by the lack of big American actors or just because it is a French movie. This is probably the most terrifying movie of the year; and does not have ghosts, zombies or serial killers.


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