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Les Lyonnais (2011)

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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

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Olivier Marchal

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Olivier Marchal (scenario), Edgar Marie (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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A family man with a gangster past is revisited by an old friend, luring him back to his old way of life. A remake of the French film, "Les Lyonnais."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Momon Vidal
Tchéky Karyo ... Serge Suttel
Daniel Duval ... Christo
Lionnel Astier ... Dany Devedjian
Dimitri Storoge Dimitri Storoge ... Momon Vidal jeune
Patrick Catalifo Patrick Catalifo ... Commissaire Max Brauner
François Levantal François Levantal ... Joan Chavez
Francis Renaud ... Brandon
Valéria Cavalli ... Janou Vidal
Estelle Skornik Estelle Skornik ... Lilou Suttel
Olivier Chantreau Olivier Chantreau ... Suttel jeune
Stéphane Caillard ... Janou jeune
Florent Bigot de Nesles Florent Bigot de Nesles ... Nick le Grec jeune
Nicolas Gerout Nicolas Gerout ... Christo jeune
Simon Astier Simon Astier ... Dany Devedjian jeune
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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for stealing cherries. The two of them inevitably got involved in organized crime. The team they formed, the Gang Des Lyonnais, made them the most notorious armed robbers of the early 1970s. Their irresistible rise ended in 1974 with a spectacular arrest. Today, as he nears 60, Momon would like to forget that part of his life. He has found peace by retiring from the "business". He tends to his wife Janou, who suffered so in the past, and to his children and grandchildren, all of whom have great respect for this man of simple and universal values, so clear-headed and full of kindness. But then Serge Suttel, who has disowned nothing of his past, comes back into the picture. Written by Anonymous

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1970s | prison | gypsy camp | gypsy | gang | See All (28) »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language including sexual references, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gang Story See more »

Filming Locations:

La Boisse, Ain, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Based on life events of real life French gangster Edmond Vidal aka Momon. See more »

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Remade as A Gang Story See more »

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Paroles et musique de Antonico Reyes, Jean-Claude Vila, William Thourel, Antoine Noegelen, Michel Reyes, José Reyes
© Femme Sutil S.L.
Dans sa version de Antonico Reyes & Gipsy Legend
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A gang story

A french thriller with terrific actors in the main roles. It is quite predictable all along (the main twist is something you should have figured out sooner rather than later), but the actors make it more than enjoyable to watch.

The suspense is still sustained throughout the movie, which has to do with the settings, the framing and the editing of the movie. Good work has been done in those departments. There's some violence in this movie, but it's not relishing in it. The morals might also be something you have trouble with identifying. A more than solid effort that is not only for Euro thriller lovers


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