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Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) (2011)




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The enduring friendship between two notorious criminals is put to the ultimate test in this sprawling crime saga based on the memoirs of gangster Edmond Vidal and directed by Olivier Marchal (MR 73). Edmond Vidal (aka Momon) grew up in an impoverished Gypsy camp. As a result, loyalty, pride, and family were his greatest values. As a child, Vidal established a powerful bond with Serge Suttel when they were arrested for stealing cherries. Years later, Momon and Serge teamed up to form the Gang Des Lyonnais, who gained notoriety throughout the 1960s and early-'70s for a brazen series of armed heists executed in and around the city of Lyons. But it all came to an end when Serge was arrested in 1974. Faced with the prospect of languishing in a prison cell, Serge served his time as repentant Momon settled down to enjoy a peaceful retirement. A beloved husband, respected father, and cherished grandfather, kind-hearted Momon devoted his life to his family until the day his dark past returned with a vengeance. Now, as Momon prepares to break his sworn brother out of prison, the discovery that Serge is saddled with some unpaid debts casts a dark shadow over their lifelong friendship and proves that like a bullet, the past will always catch up you. Gerard Lanvin, Tcheky Karyo, and Daniel Duval star.more
Rating: R (for string violence, language including sexual references, some nudity and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Olivier Marchal, Edgar Marie
The Weinstein Company


Gérard Lanvin
as Edmond "Momon" Vidal
Tcheky Karyo
as Serge Suttel
Daniel Duval
as Christo
François Levantal
as Joan Chavez
Patrick Catalifo
as Max Brauner
Valeria Cavalli
as Janou Vidal
Dimitri Storoge
as Young "Momon"
Olivier Chantreau
as Young Serge
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Full Review… | December 27, 2011
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
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Top Critic

There are just too many moments of déjà vu to truly satisfy.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Total Film

A decent thriller with a notable performance from newcomer Dimitri Storoge as the young Momon.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Daily Express

There's one code at play here: a hood's gotta do what a hood's gotta do. Unfortunately, we gotta watch him do all of it.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012

Lacking in depth and style.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
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