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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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Nicolas Boukhrief
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Cast

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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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 April 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cash Truck See more »

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$3,139,929
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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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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Referenced in Le petit lieutenant (2005) See more »

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Terrifc stuff, but frustratingly mysterious.
14 March 2008 | by donegan-3See all my reviews

No commentator so far has referred to the opening of the film where Demarre and his son find themselves unwitting witnesses of a robbery and one of the 'braquers' apparently shoots Demarre and his son point-blank, though Demarre re-appears later (How much later?) alive and unharmed to join Vigilante. That's not the only unexplained event. Who was the silent woman with him on the park (Nursing home?) bench? His wife, lover? And the phone-caller who had somehow found his number? Why was he so adamant about not having his hotel room cleaned?

Leaving his overall motivation open to conjecture gave an added interest to the plot, but things left unexplained without the slightest clue as to their significance in the story are merely irritating.

Dupontel is tremendous. He has enormous presence and the rest of the cast, camera work, production and of course, direction, superb.


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