Director: Philippe Godeau
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Bouli Lanners
This started so well and kept me intrigued for most the film but as with so many French films I have seen lately, I was left feeling empty and disappointed by the end. What a let down after all that build up and tension. But then after some research I found it was based on real events, so I guess it's not really the films fault.
Based on the true story of Toni Musulin, a French Serbian armored guard who robbed 11.6 million euros without any force or damage. He ended up becoming a bit of a cult anti-hero for some reason, which I have no idea why. Maybe because he didn't spend the money and handed himself in. Personally I think he is made out to be more than what he really is. A dumb ass crook.
Francois Cluzet plays him as a brooding cool figure, but that's the movies for you. I once again can't understand why this thug gets a movie made of his actions. The story shows that he did the crime to bring attention to working conditions and unions and banking practices. Also that whole thing with the coins behind the false wall? What was that? To get back at the police? - It's all bullshit. He is definitely waiting to get his hands on the 2.6 million never found, once out of prison in a couple of years.
The movie is great but the intrigue and suspense throughout the whole film doesn't pay off and leaves you feeling a little robbed yourself by the end. ROB