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Michel, take me with you. A Bout De Souffle [Breathless] 1960 starring Jean-Paul Belmondo & Jean Seberg & Daniel Boulanger & Henri-Jacques Huet & Roger Hanin & Van Doude & Liliane David Michel Fabre & Claude Mansard et al, director Jean-Luc Godard, her to him
If I could dig a hole and hide from everyone, I’d do it. ibid. Patricia
Manouche: Gu’s escaped.
Alban: We’ve got to find him and hide him. Le Deuxieme Souffle 1966 starring Lino Ventura & Paul Meurisse & Raymond Pellegrin & Christine Fabrega & Marcel Bozzuffi & Denis Manuel & Michel Constantin & Pierre Zimmer & Pierre Grasset & Paul Frankeur et al, director Jean-Pierre Melville
He [Jacques] got a bellyful of slugs. ibid. rozzer
I have inside information … Two motorcycle cops escorting a van with 1,100 pounds of platinum. A five-way split, 200 million each, including my inside source. ibid. Paul
We’ve been crooks since we were kids. ibid. Manouche to Gu
We need just one tiny lead and we’ll work it to the very end. ibid. rozzer
A mastermind breaks into the most heavily fortified vault in France. Tunnelling under the busy city streets he advances at a rate of six inches a day, and scores twelve million in cash and jewels. Masterminds s1e15: Riviera Job, truTV 2004
Without Arms, Without Hate and Without Violence. ibid. message on walls of vault
Spaggiari now assembles his elite team made up of former paratroopers, members of the Marseilles Mob and tunnelling experts. ibid.
He not only confesses to the crime, he brags about his brilliance. ibid.
Spaggiari disappears without a trace. ibid.
After thirteen years on the run Spaggiari surfaces one last time ... Suffering from cancer the mastermind of France’s greatest vault heist dies. ibid.
Her face was reduced to a pulp. So, no clothing, no distinctive marks, a ring on her left ring finger, no ID of course. She was probably murdered somewhere last night and then dumped here. Engrenages/Spiral s1e1, Laure Berthaud
Usually, it’s the police who give dope to junkies. ibid. Gilou to prostitute
Her baby is dead. He was murdered. Stabbed to death by the nanny. Engrenages/Spiral s1e2, Laure
Did you know he [judge] has a diary? Elina’s diary. He intends to use it. It’s dangerous for me, for everyone. He quoted a few names: it’s deadly. ibid. Benoit
I followed you. I noticed you. I watched you leave. I saw you with Benoit Faye. Engrenages/Spiral s1e3, Laure to Pierre
I’m curious to see this diary where my name allegedly appears alongside that of Mr Boulou. Engrenages/Spiral s1e4, Benoit
She [Elina’s sister] lost blood from her wrist. And was hung once dead … We don’t know when they put her in the fridge. Engrenages/Spiral s1e5, rozzer doctor
You’re prepared to sacrifice everything to be a hero. Engrenages/Spiral s1e6, Benoit to Pierre
Right, make a note of what’s in the envelope: there are sketches of the packaging of the counterfeit drugs found in the Villequier trucks. This is very embarrassing for you, Mr Deputy. ibid. investigating judge opens Pierre’s deposit box
Elina was a researcher in biology. She was my lover and friend. I paid her rent out of friendship. Engrenages/Spiral s1e7, Benoit to rozzer
Ours is a country of vampires. Engrenages/Spiral s1e8, Elina
How’s the barbecue going? Engrenages/Spiral s2e1, chief rozzer
I just deal a bit, but Rashid is the supplier. ibid. Adrien in custody
So you and your husband are swingers? Engrenages/Spiral s2e2, Judge Roban
To reduce a human being to ashes takes three hours at 2,500 degrees. ibid. pathologist
I’d prefer it if he didn’t fall over too often. ibid. chief rozzer, re Rashid
1Inspector Berthaud, I’m indicting you for assault. You will be suspended from duty. ibid. rozzer complaints investigator
The Chancery Division is a ruthless place. It would make my life easier if appointees were indebted to me. Engrenages/Spiral s2e3, prosecutors x2 playing tennis
All trials are rigged and arbitrators are bribed. ibid. Ms Karlsson
1But I do wonder why so many people are rallying round their beloved Inspector. ibid.
Rashid found out that his wife wanted to leave him and move in with Aziz. He couldn’t bear it. Engrenages/Spiral s2e4, bloke to Ms Karlsson
This is the Larbi gang. They live on the Asphodeles estate. Engrenages/Spiral s2e5, Laure to new rozzer
We’re all stumbling in the dark. ibid.
My brother can tell you stuff about Aziz Amrouche. He saw the car barbecue. He saw it all. ibid. young dealer
The police got Aziz. This morning. Murder. The Barbecue. Engrenages/Spiral s2e6 starring Caroline Proust & Gregory Fitoussi & Philippe Duclos & Fred Bianconi & Thierry Godard & Audrey Fleurot et al, gangsta
We let the Larbis and the Yugoslavs do their deal without intervening. ibid. Laure
As long as we keep the sordid details to ourselves. Engrenages/Spiral s2e7, Laure to lover
If he’s fucked me over, I swear he’ll regret it. ibid. Laure
I hate you because you are detestable. Engrenages/Spiral s2e8, Laure to Ms Karlsson
You were grassing me up all along, you fucking informer scum. ibid. Larbi to Samy
A small town in south-west France. It’s five in the morning … 300 Gendarmes are on a war footing in what is the largest ever operation against the Georgian Mafia … This is operation code-name Caucuses 31 – the purpose is to break up and arrest the gang of Georgian gangsters responsible for burglaries and robberies in the region. The French Connection: Inside the New Mafias, Youtube 2017
Most card fraud is done by Romanians … There’s a tradition of high-quality IT technicians. ibid.
The Vor V’Zakone are on top of a well-structured criminal pyramid … Georgia is the birthplace of the Vor V’Zakone. ibid.
One of the most profitable crimes in France is prostitution; for some fifteen years a new foreign mafia has been placing its girls on the country’s streets. Gangs from Nigeria are believed to control virtually all of the African recruitment and exploitation networks. ibid.
The Claudia arms’ shipment was intercepted off the south-east coast of Ireland. But Ryan returned to Libya and would spend the next ten years crossing Europe and north Africa maintaining a network of arms and money for the IRA. Paris was at the centre of Ryan’s network. The Troubles: A Secret History III, BBC 2019
My army is a secret organisation. Everybody recognises it and it attacks whenever it wants to. Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2008 starring Vincent Cassel & Ludivine Sagnier & Michel Duchaussoy & Myriam Boyer & Cecile de France & Garard Depardieu & Gilles Lellouche & Roy Dupuis & Florence Thomassin et al, director Jean-Francois Richet, Guido