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Garance Le Guillermic,
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Luigi Lo Cascio,
This is just another roadside cafeteria. Gino, who enters it discreetly, is an armed robber ... without an arm! He tries to hold up the place but fails pitifully: the pretty waitress won't allow! Two amateur kidnappers take a rich teenage girl hostage and want to exchange her for ransom. But their victim is not easy to deal with. Two singers meet in the cafeteria by chance and talk about a stolen song and a stolen woman. Five seventy-year-old retired robbers also meet at the cafeteria - where their hideout used to be - and work out a last caper. In the end, after having tried to steal from each other, go away together.Written by
I don't usually review films but this film is like a breeze. Watched it again after almost 4 years. Caught it first on TV, watched it a few times and remembered it since then for being underrated.
All four stories are quite uplifting in nature and quite irreverent to the ebbs and flows of life, this is something you can watch if you are having a hard day. In terms of craft, quite similar to: Bottle Rocket, Clerks(1994) and The Band's Visit. Quite humorous specially the scene where the two kidnappers argue about five boxes of corn-flakes.
Great film, worth watching.
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