La grande sauterelle

Synopsis: While he is trying to escape from a hit man, Carl (Hardy Krüger) is setting up a kidnapping in Beirut. He gets lost on his way, falling in love with Salène, a.k.a. "La grande sauterelle" (Mireille Darc).
Genre: Drama
95 min

three times in a row.

If it stays that way,

the table will break.

That would be a pity.

Especially for the croupier.

With her golden hair

and pretty hands.

If you hear me, horn.

Must be a Swedish girl.

Don't you like Swedish girls?

I like girls who smell like salt.

Don't you like salt?

Don't get mad.

I'm just trying to tell you

some pretty things.

Just try your mic and pretend

you're making a movie.

I won't tell you anything more,

you don't deserve it.

End of transmission.

I've your mic on my chest

and Gruber is facing me.

But it's not for tonight.

He doesn't see a card.

Gamblers are funny.

They don't look like anything else.

They're all quirks and habits.

I used to know one who put

a statue of Our Lady

of Perpetual Help on the table.

Grubert's religion is green and gold.

And most of all, cash money.

Never any cheque.

The gambling money,

he wants to feel it.

For him, it's velvet,

by the double meaning of the term.

Alfred is right.

The day cards will be nice on him,

Grubert is gonna cash a lot.

One day,

he'll get up with a kilo in chips.

We'll just have to cash the jackpot.

Unlucky, Mr Grubert ?

- No.

- Cash?

Of course.

Cash is beautiful like a love song.

But "Unlucky, Mr Grubert",

are the kind of lyrics

I don't want to hear anymore.

Nice evening, Mr Grubert?

- A couple of funny hands.

- Tomorrow, maybe?

Maybe. Good evening.

He's not reasonable.

He loses 500 grands

without batting an eyelid,

but he'd get his kicks

for a few coins!

That too...

That too, it's a funny race.

It can pays

as much as Alfred's trick,

but you need heart and health.

- Good evening, Mr Grubert.

- Good evening.

Pigs are a funny race too.

Sh*t. A pigsty.

Mr Grubert's car!

Good evening, sir.

Thank you.

We're not good for 300 million,

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Michel Audiard

Paul Michel Audiard (French: [miʃɛl odjaʁ]; 15 May 1920 – 27 July 1985) was a French screenwriter and film director. He was the father of French film director Jacques Audiard. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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