The good thief


Director Neil Jordan
Original title The good thief
Working title Double Down
Release august 2003 (France)
Original language English
Length 1h48
Music Elliot Goldenthal
Script Auguste Le Breton, Jean-Pierre Melville & Neil Jordan
Photography Chris Menges


  • Best Photography (Chris Menges) at the Madridimagen, 2002


This film is a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's Bob le flambeur, from 1955. Bob Montagnet doesn't have chance anymore. For this ancient art thief, life is just a succession of smoky nights around loosy gambling tables. When he looses his last money at the races, Bob reaches the end. His old friend Raoul proposes then to make up a big deal. As an ultimate life reflex, Bob imagines a fantastic breakthrough, an exceptionnal trick that relieves not on one, but on two robberies…. With Roger, the cop who doesn't leave him, he sets up a shock team to prepare his biggest coup…



  • Nutsa Kukhianidze …. Anne
  • Ouassini Embarek …. Said
  • Marc Lavoine …. Remi
  • Nick Nolte …. Bob Montagnet
  • Tchéky Karyo …. Roger
  • Gérard Darmon …. Raoul
  • Saïd Taghmaoui …. Paulo
  • Emir Kusturica …. Vladimir
  • Ralph Fiennes …. Tony Angel


CountryFormataudio languagessubtitles languages buy online Description
France DVD Z2 PAL French 5.1, English 5.1
Germany DVD Z2 PAL German,
Italy DVD Z2 PAL Italian, English 5.1 Italian,
United Kingdom DVD Z2 PAL
USA DVD Z1 NTSC English,


Emir Kusturica plays the part of Vladimir, a russian (sic !) security expert. It's him who has installed the protection system of the casino.

We see here under Vladimir demonstrating his system, playin the american hymn on his electric guitare…



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