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The Good Thief Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nick Nolte, Tchky Karyo, Sad Taghmaoui

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At the beginning of the film, Bob (Nolte) is a retired thief, whiling away his life in southern France by doing heroin and gambling away his money. He isn't a bad man though - at the start of the movie he rescues a 17 year old prostitute from her nasty pimp and then acts as a kind of father figure to the girl. He is scruffy and dissolute, but manages to treat people decently. Even a local chief of police, Roger, likes him and hates the thought of ever having to arrest him for another crime; Roger doesn't believe that Bob isn't a thief anymore and follows him around, trying to figure out his plans so that he can talk the old criminal out of doing anything that would land him in jail for the rest of his life.

After Bob loses all his money on a horse race, he and some close associates plan on targeting a casino in Monte Carlo. There are two possible targets - a vault with millions of francs or a vault with priceless art. What follows is an elaborate and ingenious plan that, like all soundproof schemes, does not take chance or people's unpredictability into account.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   white collar fraud/con man

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   60's-90's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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