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THE GOOD THIEF

by Neil Jordan

synopsis

Bob Montagnet is an American gambler and thief, who has ended up in the South of France, out of luck and out of money. But he is also a heroin addict, his habit fed by Said, a young Algerian. As the film opens, Bob is gambling in an illegal joint run by Remi, a local pimp. He is losing, as he has been for months. In his heroin induced haze, he meets Anne, a young Eastern European girl 'trapped' by Remi. Bob is taken by her beauty and in particular her lucky eyes.

international title: The Honest Thief
original title: The Good Thief
country: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Canada
sales agent: Alliance Atlantis (CA)
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Neil Jordan
film run: 109'
release date: IE 28/02/2003, UK 07/03/2003, IT 23/05/2003, FR 13/08/2003, ES 05/09/2003, DE 09/10/2003, GR 15/10/2003, BE 19/11/2003, AT 28/11/2003, LT 19/12/2003
screenplay: Neil Jordan
cast: Nick Nolte, Tchéky Karyo, Said Taghmoui, Gérard Darmon, Emir Kusturica
cinematography by: Chris Menges
film editing: Tony Lawson
art director: Anthony Pratt
costumes designer: Penny Rose
music: Elliot Goldenthall
producer: Stephen Woolley, John Wells, Seaton McLean
production: Company of Wolves, Metropolitan Films, TNVO, Alliance Atlantis (CA)
distributor: Momentum Pictures, 01 Distribution (IT), TFM Distribution (FR), Manga Films (ES), Solo (DE), Acme (LT)
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