Dead Weight Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gérard Lanvin, Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia , Rossy de Palma, Gérard Darmon

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DEAD WEIGHT (Le Boulet) is a French action movie directed by Alain Berberian and Frédéric Forestier in 2002.
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Moltès is arrested by the police forces after having killed the brother of "The Turk" who betrayed Moltès's gang. Seven years later, still in prison, Moltès wins the jackpot of the French national lottery. The only problem is that Reggio, the warden whom Moltès had asked to buy the lottery ticket, has lost it.

Moltès escapes from the penitentiary, goes straight to Reggio's home where the warden tells him that his wife, a nurse, has just left for Africa with the winning ticket in her bag. Both men take the plane to Bamako and disappear into the desert, looking for Reggio's wife. Meanwhile, the Turk who has dreamed of avenging his brother since his death, has heard of Moltès's good fortune and follows him in the wilderness.

Moltès the criminal and Reggio the naive warden will become friends during the numerous adventures they will have before recovering the winning lottery ticket.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   being chased by crooks who want treasure/$$$$

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   hostile arabs Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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