Les Ripoux (Le Cop) (My New Partner) (1984)





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This run-of-the-mill police comedy drama focuses on two policemen, René (Philippe Noiret), a somewhat grubby plainclothes policeman who has lived on bribes and minor racketeering for the last 20 years, and his new partner François (Thierry Lhermitte), especially honest and certainly naive. René is too accustomed to the good life with his lover, a former prostitute, and too much addicted to the racetrack to give it all up because of a straight-arrow partner. And so he fixes François up with the gorgeous Natasha (Grace de Capitani), herself a high-class prostitute whose charms leave the young cop besotted and whose expensive tastes leave him broke. Driven by love above all other concerns, François not only joins René in his schemes, he eventually gets an idea for swiping enough money to retire them both for life. Both Noiret and Lhermitte give top-notch performances that help to compensate for the otherwise predictable script. Ripoux was awarded 1984 Cesars for "Best Film" and "Best Director." ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Julien Guiomar
as Commissioner Bloret
Henri Attal
as Dede la Mitraille
Jean Cherlian
as Le Gardien chef
Louise Chevalier
as La vieille dame
Albert Simono
as Inspector Leblanc
as Simone
Jacques Santi
as Inspector del' I.G.S.
Julien Bukowski
as Chauffeur benne a ordures
Claude Brosset
as Inspector Vidal
Jacques Ciron
as Patron restaurant chic
Pierre Frag
as Pierrot
Jean Lanier
as L'officiel
Alain David
as Marcel (le mecano)
Michel Hardy
as Le Gardien secretaire
Simon Mickael
as Le camelot
Michel Cremades
as Le pick-pocket
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A romantic/cop-buddy movie with a Gallic shrug. What could be better? Phillip Noiret trains his new partner in the difference between working "by the book" and working the streets as they are, and along the way, romances of both the veteran and the newby make us want to be in Paris and in love, no matter our age. I first saw this in my first five years of married life, and we've watched it many times as we've grown older, and it has something for every age in between. Unfortunately, it is not available with English subtitles on DVD, and good VHS copies run close to $100, so we've limited our watching of our old Betamax tape to very special occasions. The American company that released it (Orion Pictures) has be bought by MGM, but their website doesn't find it in their files, so is there any hope we'll ever see it on an American-format DVD? I certainly hope so, but meanwhile, I'm going to borrow or buy (if I have to) a DVD recorder to try to transfer my old Beta version to DVD.

Cameron Lerer
Cameron Lerer

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