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Les Ripoux Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Nicole Saulnier Best Editing 1984 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Claude Zidi Best Director 1984 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Claude Zidi Best Picture 1984 Winner

Cast

Philippe Noiret
as René
Thierry Lhermitte
as Francois
Regine
as Simone
Julien Guiomar
as Commissioner Bloret
Pierre Frag
as Pierrot
Claude Brosset
as Inspector Vidal
Albert Simono
as Inspector Leblanc
Jacques Santi
as Inspector del' I.G.S.
Henri Attal
as Dede la Mitraille
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
as Gardien
Julien Bukowski
as Chauffeur benne a ordures
Kamel Cherif
as Abdel
Jean Cherlian
as Le Gardien chef
Louise Chevalier
as La vieille dame
Jacques Ciron
as Patron restaurant chic
Michel Crémadès
as Le pick-pocket
Alain David
as Marcel (le mecano)
Jacques Frantz
as Franck
Michel Hardy
as Le Gardien secretaire
Nicholas Hawtrey
as Spencer
Jean Lanier
as L'officiel
Simon Mickael
as Le camelot
Nicholas Hawtrey
as Spencer
Alain David
as Marcel (le mecano)
Michel Hardy
as Le Gardien secretaire
Michel Crémadès
as Le pick-pocket
Louise Chevalier
as La vieille dame
Kamel Cherif
as Abdel
Jean Lanier
as L'officiel
Jean Cherlian
as Le Gardien chef
Julien Bukowski
as Chauffeur benne a ordures
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
as Gardien
Jacques Frantz
as Franck
Jacques Santi
as Inspector del' I.G.S.
Jacques Ciron
as Patron restaurant chic
Henri Attal
as Dede la Mitraille

Crew

Claude Zidi
Director
Claude Zidi
Producer
Claude Zidi
Screenwriter
Didier Kaminka
Screenwriter
Jean-Jacques Tarbes
Cinematographer
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Nicole Saulnier
Editor
Olga Pelletier
Costume Designer
Pierre Gauchet
Production Manager
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