Monsieur Gangster

Synopsis: Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Georges Lautner
  1 nomination.
105 min

I'll be up there soon enough.

No, what interests me...

is the streets.

They yanked me right off the plane

into an ambulance.

I couldn't see a thing.

Everything's changed , hasn't it?

Not so much.

Tell me about it anyway.

Day's breaking...

the way you like it.

The way we liked it.

Girls are leaving the Lido...

same as ever.


That's when we'd pick them up.

I never thought

he'd die in bed .

" Man's life

between heaven and earth...

"is like a white foal

leaping a ditch.

"A flash...

"and it's over."

China, 4th Century B.C.

You're born... you live...

and you die.

- We all go the same way.

- Not necessarily.

I mean we don't all die in bed.

I'm bushed.

Got something to eat?


- Those yours?

- Help yourself.

I always thought the Mexican

would go the hard way.

What saved him

was his psychology.

We're all not that talented.

I got my own psychology:

draw first.

It's crude, but it can work.

The Mexican was a real ace.

They'll talk about him

But he was on the skids...

I mean, in his head.

At the end,

he'd say anything.

He'd get moody, throw tantrums...

You talked to him.

Didn't you notice?

Notice what?

You didn't take

his last will seriously?

I shouldn't have?

Well, I was wrong.

There you are.

No need to get excited.

Mr Fernand agrees.

Some guys would turn on the heat,

but we're straight.

What can we do for you?

Get the hell out of here!

I told my buddy

I'd take care of everything.

OK, so I was wrong...

But right or wrong,

I'm the boss.


We don't know you.

But you're in for some sleepless

nights, some real headaches.

A "nervous breakdown"

as they call it nowadays.

I'm strong as a horse.

I've lived in the countryside

for 15 years.

Early to bed, early to rise.

The Tomato wants some help.

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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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