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The Lion's Share (1971)

La part des lions (original title)
A writer teams up with a friend to set up a robbery.


Jean Larriaga


Jean Larriaga (original scenario), Georges Tabet (adaptation) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hossein ... Maurice Ménard
Charles Aznavour ... Éric Chambon
Michel Constantin ... Inspecteur Michel Grazzi
Raymond Pellegrin ... Marcati
Elsa Martinelli ... Annie
Albert Minski Albert Minski ... Jacques
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... David
Philippe Baronnet Philippe Baronnet
René-Jean Chauffard René-Jean Chauffard ... Le directeur de la banque (as R.J. Chauffard)
Christian Le Guillochet Christian Le Guillochet ... (as Christian Leguillochet)
Jean-Louis Tristan Jean-Louis Tristan
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Cornille - l'éditeur
Patricia Aznavour Patricia Aznavour
Robert Bazil Robert Bazil ... L'entrepreneur
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... Le patron du bistrot


A writer teams up with a friend to set up a robbery.

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8 September 1971 (France) See more »

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A Parte do Leão See more »

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The lions' share is not much
8 April 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A short prologue shows two men visiting an old one,in a retiring-home.They remember the war,when their parents (Jews) were deported : he welcomed both of them into his home and they became blood brothers.

Producer/director Sergio Gobbi is not particular about details and it's not him who has given Robert Hossein or Aznavour who have often worked with him ,their best parts ("Maldonne" "Le Temps Des Loups" "Un Beau Monstre" "Les Intrus" ))Directed by Jean Lariaga ,but produced by Gobbi himself ,"La Part Des Lions" has an absurd starting point:an educated man,who just won a literary prize (Aznavour ) comes to his "brother"'s rescue for a break-in.It takes a lot of imagination to believe that this man -take a look at his library in his apartment- can rub shoulders with sinister thieves .The rest is business as usual,a routine gangsters movie which the average user has seen a hundred times or more .

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