5.8/10
989
7 user 19 critic

Le deuxième souffle (2007)

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man is broken hearted at the loss of his lover, then later visits the same pain on the next woman with whom he becomes involved.

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Monica Bellucci, Kseniya Rappoport
Sanguepazzo (2008)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of rising, fancy life and falling of Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferinta, two of the stars of the Italian cinema during the Facism period of Italy.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Alessio Boni, Luca Zingaretti
Comedy | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. The young man finds himself serving as librarian to ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Elio Germano, Monica Bellucci
Na Quebrada (2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the ghettos of the greatest metropolis in Brazil, a midst flying bullets, love and any number of hurdles, young people's stories mingle and collide in the search for dreams and choices. ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Grostein Andrade, Paulo Eduardo
Stars: Jean Luis Amorim, Daiana Andrade, Emanuelle Araújo
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Catherine Deneuve, Moritz Bleibtreu
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Zef's dear wife dies in an accident just as Roni, his wealthy brother, marries his daughter. When the widower arrives with the coffin containing his wife's body right in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lou de Laâge, Kad Merad
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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.

Director: Hervé Hadmar
Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Dominique Pinon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Four episodes. Nicola, paralyzed after a car crash, falls in love for his physiotherapist Lucia. Franco and Manuela, a young couple unfit to have child, fly to Barcelona for a specialized ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Monica Bellucci, Riccardo Scamarcio
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to the prostitute Daniela to live with him until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the dysfunctional Italian middle-class family Ristuccia, the middle-aged executive Carlo has a stalled life without passion, bored in his work and having a monotonous life with his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff
Heartango (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

TV advert for Intimissimi, Italian brand. Starring Monica Bellucci in various roles.

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Monica Bellucci, José Fidalgo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
...
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ...
Théo, le passeur
Francis Renaud ...
Letourneur
Stéphane Brel ...
Poupon
Philippe Chaine ...
Godefroy
Gérald Laroche ...
Chef
Edit

Storyline

Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 October 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Decydujacy skok  »

Box Office

Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Monica Bellucci decided to bleach her hair blonde for her role to give her role more of a "gangster" feel to it. See more »

Goofs

When Gu is traveling by bus from Paris to Marseille, a modern day car can be seen through the window. See more »

Connections

Version of Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A very weak pastiche
20 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

The gangster genre under Melville was always a little philosophical, a little Sartrean, as it examined the motives of men in the world of crime. It added an extra chic to an otherwise American style of story telling set amongst alleys and bars and clouds of cigarette smoke.

That style can also lead into pretentiousness, as though the thinness of the story and the genre form of the characters can be raised to higher art if it is treated as long drama. But to do that, deeper themes need exploring, the capacity to be a writer, a filmmaker, of real effect is required and that is not possible in the strict genre of gangster movies.

Unfortunately what is on offer here is simple but overly long. It's pompous. It seems as if there might be something more to it but there isn't. The story has been seen many times before and this treatment at two and half hours could be cut by 40 minutes without any loss. The extra tracking shots; the shots with the cars all leaving a street in real time could be cut because we know what happens, the cars go to another place. Easy. The windy long dialog, which is not very engaging could be shortened and made tougher just like gangster pictures were once made. These are men talk in stabs and gunshots.

But of greater weakness is the entire ensemble cast and especially Auteuil who should never have been chosen, he brings too many other roles to this and he lacks the beady eyed killer instinct. Bellucci is not very involved but for her Brigitte Bardot hairstyle and Dutronc does what Dutronc often does.

Consequently the hats take over as every male has one and the lighting is all yellow and green filter throughout perhaps to represent the past so the overall effect is like an adults comic book, or some other pastiche of the genre because the story may be too tired and unable to be delivered straight.

The feeling when it's over and done is also faintly philosophical: two and half hours have passed and you are older but perhaps no wiser for losing the time.


0 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?