Les Braqueuses (1994)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 29, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Four clever girls who tire of their mundane lives turn to a life of crime in this light-hearted French comedy. Cecile, an electronics teacher, has a terribly overdrawn checking account. Bijou, after giving birth to her third child is abruptly abandoned by her abusive spouse. Lola has recently served a prison term. Now she's a bus driver, but she can't afford rent and is homeless. Muriel, a ditzy waitress is indebted to her restaurant manger. She is trying to have a baby with her husband who is in a wheelchair. Lola and Bijou begin their exploits after happening into a store during a robbery. When the clerk suddenly leaves to pursue the crooks, the duo help themselves to the cash-filled till. Next, they raid a sex shop, and so it begins. The women keep their criminal lives a secret. During the day, they are the wives, mothers, and upstanding citizens they always were.

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abandonment, against-all-odds, bus-driver, ex-convict, handicap, homelessness, mother, poverty, robbery, teacher, waiter