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Good Thief, The

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Synopsis

Bob Montagnet is an American gambler and thief, who has ended up in the South of France, out of luck and out of money. But he is also a heroin addict, his habit fed by Said, a young Algerian. As the film opens, Bob is gambling in an illegal joint run by Remi, a local pimp. He is losing, as he has been for months. In his heroin induced haze, he meets Anne, a young Eastern European girl 'trapped' by Remi. Bob is taken by her beauty and in particular her lucky eyes.

When the place is raided by the police, Bob saves the life of Roger, the detective. We soon realise the two men are oddly united by a special bond stretching back years. Bob saves Anne from Remi's clutches and leaves her in his young friend Paulo's safe hands. When Bob hits rock bottom after losing the last of his cash at the races, his other henchman Raoul, suggests he join them in their plans for one last, spectacular heist in Monte Carlo. After shaking off his junkie habit, Bob reforms the old gang. With the help of security genius Vladimir, they plan to rob not the safe of the Riviera Casino, but the vault, which contains priceless works of art.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
115 mins
Format
35mm Fuji
Director
Neil Jordan
Producer
Neil Jordan, Kristia Harms, Thierry de Navacelle
Editor
Tony Lawson
Screenwriter
Neil Jordan
Director of Photography
Chris Menges
Sound
David Stephenson
Music
Elliot Goldenthall
Principal Cast
Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmoui, Gerard Darmon, Emir Kusturica, Nutsa Kukhianidze

Genre

Production Company

Company of Wolves
Contact: Stephen Woolley
19-23 Wells Street
London W1P 3FP
UK

cofwolves@aol.com

Sales
Company

Alliance Atlantis
Contact: Mark Horowitz
808 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 300
Santa Monica
CA 90401-1801
USA

mark.horowitz@allianceatlantis.com