Les Grandes Gueules (1966)

Genres - Mystery  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Jean-Claude Roland and Lino Ventura play Nick and Laurent, a pair of not completely rehabilitated ex-convicts in Les Grandes Gueules. The twosome is hired by Hector (Bourvil), a well-meaning, unworldly sawmill owner. At first refusing to take their lumberjacking jobs seriously, the larcenous parolees gradually realize that a whole new life has been offered them by the ingenuous owner. A pleasant, leisurely comedy-drama, Les Grandes Gueules might have been more effective with a quarter hour or so whittled out of its 130-minute running time. The film's English-language title is Jailbirds' Vacation.

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business, business-rivalry, employer/employee, forest, lumberjack, prison, revenge, rival, sawmill, mill, plans