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I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster (J'ai Toujours Reve D'etre Un Gangster)

Dir/scr: Samuel Benchetrit . Fr. 2007. 110minsCheerful absurdity, hangdog humour and a sober recognition that, when you come down to it, provincial France just isn't the wild frontier of American crime cinema - all this makes Samuel Benchetrit's downbeat farce a distinctively offbeat pleasure. A set of linked crime vignettes, centred around a drab roadside cafeteria, I Always Wanted to Be A Gangster is a knowing spoof on the themes and structure ...

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