After the horrible terrorist attacks that rocked Paris, this daring investigation thriller plunges you inside the extremist muslim groups that grow inside western countries and can strike at any moment.
The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organization to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds.
In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who ... See full summary »
Eleanor, thirties, has just lost her father. He bequeathed his house in Brittany in the Cotes d'Armor. She is a photographer, has had some success but business no longer work as before. It ... See full summary »
Emma de Caunes,
Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is ... See full summary »
Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought.
François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter?... See full summary »
Biography based on the life of conman Gilbert Chikli who invented the "CEO scam" and was able to persuade bank and company officers to transfer money by simply ringing them and impersonating their CEO. He is now living in luxury in Israel.
"We contact business, banks, we pretend to be their president and with a rather extraordinary gift of the gab we manage to get large amounts of money," Chikli, 49, told French television in 2010.
This movie is based upon Chikli's true story ,although the names were changed.
The first thirty minutes are a delight;treated as a comedy ,or a spoof on those thrillers where instructions are given by phone, there's never a dull moment ;the bank executive's naivete knows no bounds as she is told she is "chosen" because "they " rely on her ,she is on an assignment ,France's future is at stake,blah blah blah .Vincent Elbaz is so persuasive that the viewer himself does believe his patter."We're leaving for Scotland !we're gonna fish for salmon !"says the con artist to his victim sitting on the toilet seat.
They should have finished the movie here ;in this part of the movie,every line hits home ,including that line of the not-so-smart brother who wants to retrain and go into tree cultivation.
The rest of the movie suffers from a desultory screenplay ,sometimes repetitive ;the writers hesitate between comedy and drama ,and the story lacks focus .
But,I say it again ,the first third is worth the price of admission!
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