Les Egouts Du Paradis details
|Starring:||Michel Subor, Lila Kedrova, Andre Pousse, Gabriel Briand, Jean-Francois Balmer, Clement Harari, Francis Huster, Berangere Bonvoisin|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
Les Egouts Du Paradis
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 May 2004|
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was a good one,By MIKE MASSIMI from N.Ireland , 12 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]perfect for the saturday night, a good action movie, very 70s?fast and full of humour (better if you understand french).
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les egouts du paradisBy Gustave (3 reviews) from Altrincham , 11 May 2009It reminded me how bad films often were in the 1970s. The thinnest of plots, threadbare characterisation (one trait characters), even the background music was irritating. I fast forwarded through a lot of it, only having to pause occasionally for shreds of dialogue that couldn't be guessed. It's good to see those hairstyles, clothes, cars and street-scapes again however
Mais oui, main sewerBy a customer from Leyland , 28 Sep 2006Enjoyable heist movie set in the sewers of Paris. It contains all the more obvious cliches of the genre with a group of recognisable criminal stereotypes coming together to carry out the crime of the century. The whole plot hinges on tunnelling into a vault from the sewers and the French police being stupid; both of which are credible scenarios in this film. It tries to give a sense of nobility to some of the robbers - stealing for higher motives - but it all looks a bit kitsch in that rather naff 70s way. I always think the French are at their worst in films when they try to imitate Americans and there is some of that in this film but not enough to ruin some of its pleasures.
A fictionalised docu-dramaBy Clerico (84 reviews) from Dunbar , 01 Feb 2006This is a great wee film based on real events, with the authentic feel that comes from an inside job!
The acting is sometimes a bit stilted and prone to excess, but it works well enough and the story-line is totally gripping.
I was impressed with the way that it avoided glamourisation and what they were doing, and the 'hero' is not frightened to show himself to be more than fallible.
I found the relationship with the elderly Polish benefactress to be too unexplained to be convincing, and there are editorial oddities: excessive cuts to reduce the film, perhaps, and I too was left wondering what was in the sheet of paper he so carefully studied and folded away into his jacket...
There's a moral void in there, since the hundreds of small investors who were robbed were not innocent victims, but neither did they deserve their loss. In a way, this strengthened the authenticity of the film, as the plotters contrived to justify what they were doing. The man who appears on a bike near the end and says that ordinary workers wouldn't have had a safety-deposit box is part of that contrived effort, merely prompting the viewer to see through it.
Greatly enjoyed this - an unpretencious and undemanding romp!
GoodBy Daniel Ward from Belfast , 30 Nov 2005A good seventies French heist caper.
Enjoyable and nicely acted.
Well worth a watch.
EnjoyableBy a customer from Plymouth, England , 13 Jun 2005Seemed quite old, checked and it was made 1979, going by some of the cars etc. A pleasant little story of a gang who break into a bank in Nice, through the sewers. Acting sometimes over the top, recognised none of the actors in this one.