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|Directed by||Alain Berbérian|
Rossy de Palma
|Edited by||Philippe Bourgueil|
|April 10, 2002|
|Box office||$16.8 million|
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 car rally in Africa, unknowingly carrying the ticket with her. Moltès wanting to recover his due, escapes and forces Reggio (the guard) 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.
- Gérard Lanvin as Gérard Moltès
- Benoît Poelvoorde as Francis Reggio
- José Garcia as Mustapha Amel AKA "The Turk"
- Djimon Hounsou as Detective Youssouf
- Rossy de Palma as Pauline Reggio
- Jean Benguigui as Saddam, the store keeper
- Gary Tiplady as Requin The Giant
- Gérard Darmon as Kowalski
- Stomy Bugsy as Malian guy #1
- Marco Prince as Malian guy #2
- Omar Sy as Malian guy #3
- Nicolas Anelka as Nicolas, the football player
- Lionel Chamoulaud as Journalist of Paris-Dakar
- Nikola Koretzky as Jean Monthieux
- Jamel Debbouze as Desert Prison Guard
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. There are numerous cameo appearances; Nicolas Anelka appears 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.