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Carbon (2017)

Carbone (original title)
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Danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.

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Olivier Marchal

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Emmanuel Naccache (scenario and dialogue), Olivier Marchal (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Antoine Roca
Gringe Gringe ... Simon Wizman
Idir Chender Idir Chender ... Eric Wizman
Laura Smet ... Noa Van Strecht
Michaël Youn ... Laurent Melki
Dani ... Dolly Wizman
Patrick Catalifo Patrick Catalifo ... Franck Moser
Gérard Depardieu ... Aron Goldstein
Moussa Maaskri ... Kamel Dafri
Fred Epaud ... L'inspecteur des impôts (as Frédéric Epaud)
Jean-Philippe Mancini Jean-Philippe Mancini ... Nono
Naomie Winograd Naomie Winograd ... Sonia
Carole Brana ... Dana Roca
Katherine Erhardy ... Arza Goldstein
Noam Amiel Noam Amiel ... Tom Roca
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Danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.

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Crime | Thriller

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The film was inspired by the scam to VAT carbon from 2008-2009 in the European Union. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Carbon Dioxide
15 November 2020 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

You will be exhaling a lot at times when watching this tense thriller at work and I recommend a snack unless you start nail-biting too. Nicely presented flick about you or me, ordinary people put into a tight spot and choosing a way out of a losing situation with a high risk venture choice. I even know a guy who did what happens in this movie and it mirrors real life. We can all relate and even cheer this guy on too because its us or someone you know. What happens when you discover a way to make money fast, loose and worth the involvement? The main character discovers something that nets him hundreds of millions of dollars which is the high point of the movie but then the low point enters in i.e. can he keep it all? We root from the sidelines and let our dark sides cheer this guy on until the movie reveals the price to be paid for this "shortcut" to wealth, power and fame which is always an interesting subject. Also, we get to see the normal meaningless gains such as sex, fine wines/dining, drugs, cars, and all the rest and how once you have them the "wrong way" become no only not important, but boring, unsatisfactorily and toxic as the movie details quite well. Think it can't happen to you? That is the first sign that it will! The Universal law of "whatever you get into gets into you" is no myth and the price paid is not merciful either. The acting is real to life as are the circumstances and risks making us get pulled in quite nicely. Notice too how the innocent people around everyone suffer as in collateral damage and also displayed is the "no easy way out" scenario. Who wouldn't want to be well-off but how you go about it has to be respected. Fasten the ole seatbelt and discover what the French do quite well which is caper-criminal movies and all that go with them. Oh one last thing. Watch this in a dark room on a large screen if you can as it has a lot of night scenes that make it hard to track in lighted conditions but pay nicely in a dark theater type environment.


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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2017 (France) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,734,206
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2.39 : 1
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