Synopsis: Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred has various 'friends' all living in this sureal setting. The Roller is a rollerskating bag snatcher and Big Bill is a 'strongman'. The blackmail and Freds relationship with Helena and her heavies make up the bulk of the plot but on the side are Freds attempts to start a band using buskers from the Metro.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Luc Besson
Production: Gaumont
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

"Don't move or I'll shoot. "

Don't move.

- Keep still.

- That's enough.

You're afraid? Me too. I'm afraid

it might go off on its own.

I have sweaty hands.

It'd be too bad if my finger slipped.

Stop screwing around!

Come on, stop your fucking drumming!

That guy is really a drag.

What's the matter?

I swiped her purse a while ago.

Why did you pick her?

I just grab what comes along.


He's a commander now. I had forgotten

he'd picked up some stripes.

So how's my friend Lorenzini?

He's a friend of my husband.

I've never met him.

You're not missing anything.

So, what brings you here?

- Captain?

- What is it now?

- I need to check some files.

- Go ahead.

Go on and tell me everything.

This way.

You wait here.

I'll get the duty officer.

- Excuse me, captain.

- What is it now?

Mister Batman,

another purse snatching.

- The Roller?

- Who else?

Go get us some coffee.

It's on your way.

Coffee, ma'am?

Okay, but make it real coffee.

The last stuff tasted like...

Soup! That's what

I've been telling him for months!

Go on, go on.

- Morning.

- Morning.

All right.

You have to fill out this form.

Last name here,

first name here.

Here, describe what was in your purse.

And here, describe

how it happened.

Then sign on the bottom line.

Fill out both forms.

I'm out of carbon paper.

What are the chances

of getting my purse back?

I don't know about your purse,

but I swear I'm gonna catch this guy.

I'll be back.

He has a good face.

The picture was taken

at the party.

He's probably still wearing

the same thing.

Good. We'll send

some men out after him.

A man wearing a tuxedo in the subway

shouldn't be too hard to spot.

It's a big place.

We get lost ourselves sometimes.

Can you leave your name

and number?

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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