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The Second Wind (2007)

Le deuxième souffle (original title)
Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...

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Alain Corneau

Writers:

Alain Corneau (adaptation), José Giovanni (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Gustave 'Gu' Minda
Monica Bellucci ... Simona - dite 'Manouche'
Michel Blanc ... Commissaire Blot
Jacques Dutronc ... Stanislas Orloff
Eric Cantona ... Alban
Daniel Duval ... Venture Ricci
Gilbert Melki ... Jo Ricci
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Antoine
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Pascal
Philippe Nahon ... Commissaire Fardiano
Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... Théo, le passeur
Francis Renaud ... Letourneur
Stéphane Brel Stéphane Brel ... Poupon
Philippe Chaine Philippe Chaine ... Godefroy
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Chef
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Storyline

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 October 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Decydujacy skok See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR24,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,195,364
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Monica Bellucci decided to bleach her hair blonde for her role to give her role more of a "gangster" feel to it. See more »

Goofs

When Gu is traveling by bus from Paris to Marseille, a modern day car can be seen through the window. See more »

Connections

Version of Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) See more »

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I expected a better film...
31 October 2007 | by ablakewaySee all my reviews

Good plot with great actors, but they seem to act like beginners! This movie is a bad copy of Michel Audiard style dialogs, no where near as funny.

The actors seem board stiff. Did they need cash that bad?!

I haven't seen the original movie with Lino Ventura, but I'm keen on watching it to be able to compare.

The picture is fuzzy and the sound bad (I didn't understand all the dialogs), but perhaps this was due to the cinema, which is a local one (250 seats, one film at a time, but really cheap entry!).

This movie is just not worth it.


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