The Setup: When the Riviera Calls a Good Thief
🎬 Director: Neil E. Jordan
Known for his genius in cinematography, Neil truly flaunts his mastery in this one.
🖋️ Story Source: Bob le Flambeur
This classic by Jean-Pierre Melville and Auguste Le Breton sets the scene for an unparalleled heist drama.
🎵 Tunes That Set The Mood: Elliot Goldenthal
Can we say that it was an auditory delight? Totally, eh!
📷 A Glimpse Through The Lens: Chris Menges
From the glamorous streets of Nice to the intriguing underbelly of French nightlife, Chris makes us feel like we’re right there.
The Canadian Corner: A Gander at the Cast
- Nick Nolte as Bob Montagnet – The good-hearted thief you can’t help but cheer for.
- Emir Kusturica as Vladmir – Every mastermind needs a tech wizard, and Vladmir fits the bill.
- Nutsa Kukhianidze as Anne – The innocent spark amidst the chaos.
And many more that give the film its vibrant, international feel, and just a hint of Quebecois cinema realism.
Deep Dive: What’s It All About, Eh?
Set against the French Riviera, “The Good Thief” reintroduces us to Bob Montagnet, a thief with a heart of gold and a penchant for bad decisions. From rescuing a young Anne from her cruel boss to masterminding a dual robbery, Bob’s journey is as thrilling as a ride through the Rockies.
The film brings out the essence of rebirth, making us believe in second chances. And while the thick European accents might be a bit tough for us Canucks, the beauty of the storyline and visuals more than makes up for it.
Maple-Flavored Thoughts: Our Review
Neil Jordan crafts a beautifully complex world that draws you in and refuses to let go. Just like our Canadian winters, “The Good Thief” has its chill moments, but the warmth of its characters melts through in the end.
The movie’s portrayal of its diverse characters, especially the unique bond between a cop and a thief, adds a depth that’s as vast as our northern lakes.
If you’re up for a heist drama that plays at your heartstrings while keeping you at the edge of your seat, “The Good Thief” is a sure bet. We gave it a solid 6.5/10, based on 9,942 votes. It’s a wild ride, eh!
🍁 Our Rating:
“A thrilling heist with a dash of Canadian appreciation. Perfect for a movie night with a bowl of poutine!”