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by Olivier Marchal


After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for stealing cherries. The two of them inevitably got involved in organized crime. The team they formed, the Ganf Des Lyonnais, made them the most notorious armed robbers of the early 1970s. Their irresistible rise ended in 1974 with a spectacular arrest. Today, as he nears 60, Momon would like to forget that part of his life. He has found peace by retiring from the "business". He tends to his wife Janou, who suffered so in the past, and to his children and grandchildren, all of whom have great respect for this man of simple and universal values, so clear-headed and full of kindness. But then Serge Suttel, who has disowned nothing of his past, comes back into the picture.

international title: A Gang Story
original title: Les Lyonnais
country: France
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Marchal
film run: 102'
release date: BE 30/11/2011, FR 30/11/2011, UK 06/04/2012, ES 04/05/2012, PT 14/06/2012
screenplay: Olivier Marchal
cast: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval, Dimitri Storoge, Patrick Catalifo, François Levantal
cinematography by: Denis Rouden
film editing: Raphaële Urtin, Elodie Codaccioni
art director: Ambre Sansonetti
costumes designer: Agnès Falque
music: Erwann Kermovant
producer: Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
production: LGM Cinéma, Backup Media Studio, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, Hatalom, Nexus Factory, Umedia
distributor: Gaumont Distribution, Umedia Distribution, eOne entertainmentOne, Vértigo Films, Pathé Films AG

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