Pas si méchant que ça

Claude Goretta, Switzerland, France, 1974o

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After his father suffers a heart attack, Pierre takes over the small family business, a furniture carpentry. When he discovers that the company is facing bankruptcy, he makes a radical decision: In order to pay his workers, he starts to rob banks and post offices. On one of these criminal outing, he meets Nelly and quickly falls in love with her.

Pas si méchant que ça deals in small events, in details so practical that one is apt not to notice the comic attitude it wears. Its method is either carefully elliptical or understated. Indeed, even its overstatements are understated – and it is delightful. [Excerpt]

Vincent Canby

Der Film entstand in der Blütezeit des Westschweizer Kinos, als die Spielfilme von Claude Goretta, Alain Tanner und Michel Soutter wie selbstverständlich in Cannes liefen und in Frankreich Erfolge feierten. «Bonny und Clyde im Waadtland», lobte damals die französische Zeitung «Le Monde». Heute bleibt der Film mit seinen Themen Arbeitslosigkeit und Zerfall des lokalen Gewerbes aktuell. (Auszug)

Matthias Lerf

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The New York Times, 9/30/1975
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The Harvard Crimson, 3/28/1977
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CINEBULLETIN, 8/13/2020
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Swiss Films, 8/13/2020
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Claude Goretta: Die Graue Eminenz (Dokumentation)
/ SRF
de / 8/17/2012 / 26‘22‘‘

Claude Goretta sur le tournage de "Pas si méchant que ça"
/ RTS
fr / 2/24/2019 / 12‘53‘‘

Soirée en hommage à Claude Goretta
/ Cinémathèque suisse
fr / 6/19/2019 / 42‘24‘‘

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Other titles
Ganz so schlimm ist er auch nicht DE
The Wonderful Crook EN
Genre
Drama, Romance
Running time
90 Min.
Original language
French
Ratings
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ØYour rating6.3/10
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6.3 (202)
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Cast & Crewo

Gérard DepardieuPierre
Marlène JobertNelly
Dominique LabourierMarthe
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Claude Goretta: Die Graue Eminenz (Dokumentation)
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Claude Goretta sur le tournage de "Pas si méchant que ça"
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Soirée en hommage à Claude Goretta
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Review The New York Times
Vincent Canby
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Review The Harvard Crimson
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Über Leben und Werk von Claude Goretta
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Ciné-Portrait: Claude Goretta et ses films
Swiss Films / Rédaction
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