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Other People's Money (1978)

L'argent des autres (original title)
A bank employee tries to clear his name after he is unfairly fired.


Nancy Markham (from the novel by), Pierre Dumayet (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Henri Rainier
Catherine Deneuve ... Cécile Rainier
Laura Kornbluh Laura Kornbluh ... Fille Rainier
Michèle Kornbluh Michèle Kornbluh ... Fille Rainier
Claude Brasseur ... Claude Chevalier d'Aven
Michel Serrault ... Miremont
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... De Nully
Jean Leuvrais Jean Leuvrais ... Helldorf
François Perrot ... Vincent
Umberto Orsini ... Blue
Michel Berto Michel Berto ... Duval
Francis Lemaire Francis Lemaire ... Torrent
Juliet Berto ... Arlette Rivière
Michel Delahaye ... L'archiviste Bignon
Liza Braconnier Liza Braconnier ... La secrétaire des archives


Bank executive Rainier allows his firm to deliver adventurous investor Chevalier d'Aven a huge loan, with what he thinks is his employer Mirement's total backing. Chevalier's business proves indeed to be disastrous, which forces the bank to cover up its high deficits. News of the scandal breaks out, and the bank now sees Rainier as the one being responsible for it - he is laid off. Wife Celine and union representative Arlette suggest he should sue his former boss. Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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Fascinating movie, from older dates and very European
1 January 2020 | by udippelSee all my reviews

Nothing much to be said. It is a typical european movie, mostly French, of half a century ago. In short. the anti-thesis of anything Hollywood could deliver. This is probably one of the reasons for the low evaluation. It scratches on the borderline to surrealism, and does so very much on purpose. Office and bank buildings, even court rooms and private houses could have been taken directly from Kafka. I do agree, this is NOT hollywoodian, though fits totally to the plot. Which starts by the dismissal of a leading bank employee after some investment money was found to be embezzled one way or another. While going through harrowing (surrealist or maybe futuristic) employment interviews, the bank employee still tries to prove his innocense, and is much helped by his wife. The music also fits to the almost surreal settings and leaves the end basically open.

If you go for cinematography, close to surreal, and development (and discovery) of characters, this movie could easily grasp you throughout its length.

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27 September 1978 (France) See more »

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Dirty Money See more »

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1.66 : 1
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