A l'origine

A l'origine

In the beginning

DVD - 2010 | French
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A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady mayor of a small village that the road will go through. She intrigues and unsettles him, before revealing to him a world he never knew: feelings. How far will he go now to save his victims and save himself from his own lies?
Publisher: France : Métropole Films Distribution, c2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 A
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: In the beginning

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kdrabek
Mar 31, 2015

Amazing story. The middle of the movie, when the unexpected project starts to fall into place, was very exciting.
Too bad about the romance which was formulaic but that is a small quibble. Francois Cluzet is excellent as a small time con man faced with a scam not of his own making.

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geomillar
Jan 08, 2014

Interesting French film based on a true story. I wanted to know what happened regarding the project after the credits appear, but I am still left guessing.

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