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Le deuxième souffle (2007)

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...

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Alain Corneau

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Gustave 'Gu' Minda
Monica Bellucci ... Simona - dite 'Manouche'
Michel Blanc ... Commissaire Blot
Jacques Dutronc ... Stanislas Orloff
Eric Cantona ... Alban
Daniel Duval ... Venture Ricci
Gilbert Melki ... Jo Ricci
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Antoine
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Pascal
Philippe Nahon ... Commissaire Fardiano
Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... Théo, le passeur
Francis Renaud ... Letourneur
Stéphane Brel Stéphane Brel ... Poupon
Philippe Chaine Philippe Chaine ... Godefroy
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Chef
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Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

24 October 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Decydujacy skok See more »

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Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Monica Bellucci decided to bleach her hair blonde for her role to give her role more of a "gangster" feel to it. See more »

Goofs

When Gu is traveling by bus from Paris to Marseille, a modern day car can be seen through the window. See more »

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Version of Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) See more »

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Looks nice but unnecessary...
13 September 2007 | by cashiersducinemartSee all my reviews

Based on the novel Un Reglement de Comptes by Jose Giovanni on which legendary auteur Jean-Pierre Melville based his classic 1966 film, one has to admire the balls on Alain Corneau for tackling the same source material. A more colorful adaptation of the Giovanni novel, SECOND BREATH rejects all things black and white. Headlamps are amber and there's even a jaundiced light over black and white crime scene photos. In fact, Corneau's SECOND BREATH isn't just colorful; it's garish. Hues are saturated to stratospheric levels.

Apart from the color and some intensified violence, Corneau's version of SECOND BREATH is an exercise in redundancy for fans of the original Melville film. It's not to say that Corneau's film is bad by any stretch of the imagination. It's simply just not necessary.


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