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France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady mayor of a small village that the road will go through. She intrigues and unsettles him, before revealing to him a world he never knew: feelings. How far will he go now to save his victims and save himself from his own lies?Written by
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According to director Xavier Giannoli an important civil works enterprise first proposed its help for finding a location, then abandoned. The movie was saved at the last minute by a civil-work material renter who proposed its help, its material and its workers to build the 2-km long where most of the film takes place. See more »
While Philippe Miller runs across the construction area after the siren goes off, he falls on the ground and gets his right sleeve covered in mud. In the next shot when he has resumed running, the sleeve is clean again. See more »
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Conman discovers the value of honesty and a productive life
If honesty and a productive life are important to you, this is a must see movie. That is, if you like an emotional horror story.
It is about a conman, played by François Cluzet, who is mistakenly assumed to be someone in charge to finish a highway. This gives him the opportunity to rip off lots of people but to maximize his profits he has to stay and masquerade as the big boss - which he does.
And then he falls in love with the way of life a real man in charge would have. He falls in love with creating something. And he falls in love with a woman.
What follows is sheer horror unmatched by anything I have ever seen. The emotional hell for this guy is portrayed so convincingly by Cluzet that your stomach turns and at times it almost becomes unbearable to watch.
Truly incredible movie. Go see it if you have a chance!!
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