Les arcandiers (1991)

12/11/1991 (FR) Drama 1h 35m
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In this surreal comedy, Tonio works very hard for every bit of ill-gotten cash he can get his hands on, but he remains a poor criminal in both senses of the word. He and his buddies Bruno and Hercule think they have the solution to their pocketbook woes. The body of St. Bernadette has been miraculously preserved from decay and is a central object of pilgrimage in the shrine where it is kept. Why not steal that and hold it for ransom? The criminal gang is well able to pull this coup off and are soon in possession of one perfectly preserved corpse and a very fancy coffin. It's too bad for them that the church seems to have a limitless supply of these and doesn't want the one they stole back. Bemused, the lads set the coffin adrift on the river, only to be followed by it as they drive back upriver. In the course of carrying out their criminal designs, these lovable lugs encounter a variety of eccentric characters.

  1. Manuel Sanchez

    Director, Writer

  2. Jackie Berroyer


  3. Muriel Sanchez


Top Billed Cast

  1. Simon de La Brosse

    Simon de La Brosse


  2. Dominique Pinon

    Dominique Pinon


  3. Géraldine Pailhas

    Géraldine Pailhas

    Véronique / Bernadette Soubirous

  4. Charles Schneider

    Charles Schneider


  5. Yves Afonso

    Yves Afonso


  6. Rudy Moraes


  7. Christophe Rossignon

    Christophe Rossignon

    Le brigadier

  8. Joachim Milleriou

    Le voleur de mobylette

  9. André Dupon

    André Dupon

    Le micheton

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Original Language French

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