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Family Council (1986)

Conseil de famille (original title)
French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. After several successful thefts, he decides to include his under-aged kid into the "family business".

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Francis Ryck (novel), Costa-Gavras (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Hallyday ... Le père / The Father
Fanny Ardant ... La mère / The Mother
Guy Marchand ... Maximilien Faucon
Laurent Romor Laurent Romor ... François enfant / François as a child
Rémi Martin Rémi Martin ... François
Juliette Rennes Juliette Rennes ... Martine enfant / Martine child
Caroline Pochon Caroline Pochon ... Martine
Ann-Gisel Glass Ann-Gisel Glass ... Sophie
Fabrice Luchini ... L'avocat véreux / The shady lawyer
Jérôme Barrier Jérôme Barrier
Maxime Beaugrand Maxime Beaugrand
Claudine Berg Claudine Berg
Julien Bertheau ... Le propriétaire de la maison fléchettes
Françoise Bette Françoise Bette ... La belle-soeur / The sister-in-law
Philippe De Brugada Philippe De Brugada ... Le propriétaire en furie
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French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. After several successful thefts, he decides to include his under-aged kid into the "family business".

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

19 March 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Business See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Family Business : An intelligent man's sensitive film directed by Costa Gavras.
9 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

After having made political thrillers in late 1960s and early 1970s, Greek director Costa Gavras changed his style in 1980s when he started a new phase in his career as a cinéaste.Comedy film was a genre which he did not try due to prior artistic commitments.Conseil de Famille gave him a chance to show his talent in even making people laugh.He made good use of "Conseil De Famille' to create a thriller with little shades of comedy.For "Family Business",Costa Gavras engaged three important personalities of French cinema namely Fanny Ardant, Guy Marchand and Johnny Hallyday.These three actors gave nice performances of their respective careers in order to depict a family which is forced to question its thieving ways when a young member decides to quit the life of crime.The popularity of 'Conseil De Famille' influenced American cinema too as it led Sidney Lumet to make "Family Business".As there is no match for the original product,it is surmised that viewers would watch both films to prefer former over latter.


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