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The Good and the Bad (1976)

Le bon et les méchants (original title)
The story takes place in France from 1935 to 1945 where a gang use a Citroën car to hold up stores and banks.

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch, Claude Lelouch (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlène Jobert ... Lola
Jacques Dutronc ... Jacques
Brigitte Fossey ... Dominique
Bruno Cremer ... Bruno
Jacques Villeret ... Simon
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Lafont
Marie Déa ... Mme Blanchot
Valérie Lagrange
Philippe Léotard ... Le vendeur de Citroën
Serge Reggiani ... Le chef de la résistance
Alain Basnier Alain Basnier ... Le fils Blanchot
Jack Berard Jack Berard
Lisette Bersy Lisette Bersy
Jean Bessière Jean Bessière
Stéphane Bouy Stéphane Bouy ... Bonny
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The story takes place in France from 1935 to 1945 where a gang use a Citroën car to hold up stores and banks.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 January 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good and the Bad See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films 13 See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Remembering 1945
Written and Performed by Francis Lai and His Orchestra
Arranged by Christian Gaubert
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It's quite underrated IMO, but give it a half hour to get cooking.
19 August 2012 | by un_samouraiSee all my reviews

I'd seen the crime film, "Le Voyou", and aside from the silly opening dance sequence, loved it, so I wanted to see more Claude Lelouch pictures. I found this on a two DVD set with "Viva La Vie" (which is excellent, it is the best of the 5 Lelouch films I've seen. It's very original).

This film may start out as a fairly standard crime film, and it was feeling more OK than great for the first half hour. Once it opens up though, and gets to the time period of the Nazi occupation of France, it's a dead interesting, very good film. Very good acting by all the main players.

Because of the standard beginning, I wouldn't quite rank it along side Malle's 'Lancombe, Lucien', or "Au Revoir Les Enfants", but I could still see it being included in the Criterion Collection's Eclipse series.


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