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Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (1999)

The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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B.B.
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Myrtille
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Melvin
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Désiré
Mehmet Ulusoy ...
Le caïd
Gérard Ismaël ...
Nadir
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Karine Nuris
Beatrice Palme ...
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Zirek ...
Ramdah
Mahmut Demir ...
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Ilhan Arkan ...
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Akbar Djabar ...
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The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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The second best film ever made about fish theft
21 August 2003 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I saw this only for Monica Bellucci. She is sexy in it, but nothing for anybody who wants more. The film was okay though. Michel Muller is very funny as the duped fish expert. He came to Italy from Spain to meet the woman of his dreams. All the while, he was actually coming there to be used by three fish thieves. His overwhelming feelings for Myrtille, as well as mine, won't allow him to do the right thing and leave. A fun comedy with some action. 5/10


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