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Gamblers (Les Mauvais joueurs) [2005]

20 Apr

85m; France

Director: Frédéric Balekdjian

Cast: Pascal Elbé, Simon Abkarian and Isaac Sharry

Synopsis (IMDB): Vahé, Sahak, and Toros run a bonneteau game on the streets of Paris. They’re Lebanese French of Armenian descent. Vahé also works with his father, a cloth merchant, and is in love with Lu Ann, Chinese French, who’s broken off their affair. Vahé wants to make things right: with Lu Ann, with his father’s business, and with Yuen, Lu Ann’s younger brother, who’s on the edge of delinquency and owes money to the gang who arranged his passage from China. Vahé tries to be like a father to Yuen, teaching him a work ethic. When Yuen impetuosity puts his own life in jeopardy, Vahé tries to save him. Will Vahé’s impulses and hopes die on the streets of Paris?

 

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