Le Boulet

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Le Boulet
Le Boulet.jpg
Directed by Alain Berbérian
Produced by Thomas Langmann
Jacques-Eric Strauss
Fabienne Tsaï
Jean-Louis Monthieux
Starring Gérard Lanvin
Benoît Poelvoorde
José Garcia
Djimon Hounsou
Rossy de Palma
Music by Robert Basarte
François Forestier
Krishna Levy
Jean-Louis Viale
Cinematography Jean-Pierre Sauvaire
Edited by Philippe Bourgueil
Release date(s) April 10, 2002 (2002-04-10TFrance)
Running time 107 min.
Country France
Language French
Budget $24,150,000
Box office $38,443,010[1]

Le Boulet is a French film directed by Alain Berbérian and Frédéric Forestier, released in 2002. It is known internationally as Ball and Chain.[2]

Plot[edit]

Moltès, a killer in prison, plays the lottery every week and sends the tickets with Reggio, a guard, so that the latter's wife, Pauline, can have them validated. One day the ticket is a winner, but Pauline is at a party rally in Africa, carrying the ticket with her. Moltès wanting to recover his due, escapes and forces Reggio (the ball) to accompany him. However, he becomes the target of his nemesis, another gangster nicknamed "The Turk" (whose brother was killed by Moltès), and his bodyguard named Requin, a giant with teeth of steel.

Cast[edit]

Around Film[edit]

The shooting took place in Paris and North Africa. The man who reads a newspaper with Moltès' photo on the back is Jean-Marc Deschamps, the production manager. Note the appearance of Nicolas Anelka as a football player, Jamel Debbouze as a prison guard in Mali, and musicians Stomy Bugsy (former Ministère AMER) and Marco Prince (singer of the FFF) and comedian Omar Sy (the duo Omar et Fred) as killer brothers. The scriptwriter and producer Thomas Langmann made a small cameo in the role of the Turk's brother. The Turk's bodyguard (played by Gary Tiplady) is a reference to the notorious hitman known as "Jaws" played by Richard Kiel in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LE BOULET (2002)". JP' Box-Office. Retrieved 2002-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Ball and Chain". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

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