Les Tontons Flingeurs (Crooks in Clover) (Monsieur Gangster)

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Fernand (Lino Ventura) is the owner of a small company that makes tractors. When he gets involved with gangster his gambling debts mount, he is called on to do a favor for the mob. Fernand is asked to look after the daughter of a dying friend. When a longtime mobster heavy (Bernard Blier) takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. Fernand defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.


Lino Ventura
as Fernand
Bernard Blier
as Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche
as Folage, the Lawyer
Jean Lefebvre
as Volfoni's Brother
Claude Rich
as Antoine Delafoy
Sabine Sinjen
as Patricia
Robert Dalban
as Jean the Butler
Pierre Bertin
as Alphonse Delafoy
Jacques Dumesnil
as Louis "The Mexican"
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  • Many of the quips in the slangy, metaphorical dialogue seem to lose their bite in translation. But the kooky sound design, the supple direction, and the thugs' rubber-faced reactions generate plenty of chuckles on their own.

    Aug 18, 2016 | Full Review…

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