Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Comedy | France

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

It's the story of four buddies, four French pals: The Greek (oesteopath), Fifi (who lives with his mother, concierge), Fortuné (a West Indian who works at Cogex), and Freddy (big-time gambler). They constantly hang out at Le Balto, a Parisian betting agency. Tired of losing the little they've got, they want to stop playing the horses... But, as the well-known race betting saying goes, "a loss today predicts a win tomorrow," and luck finally strikes.
Luck which comes in the guise of a great shark, a legendary gambler, known by everyone at all the racetracks and by all bettors... and by the Vice Squad: Monsieur Paul. This "gentleman" now back in the game and proposes that the four pals purchase Torpille, a crack horse, in reality an old nag. Given that they are four, they decide to buy a leg each!
The Balto gang then enters the rarefied world of horse owners, the scams of millionnaires at racetracks from Auteuil to Monte-Carlo.
Will they triumph or lose everything, even their friendship? The horses better get trotting!

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Alain ChabatThe Greek [L]
Édouard BaerFreddy [L]
Lucien Jean-BaptisteFortuné [L]
Philippe DuquesneFifi [L]
Vahina GiocanteBanette [SR]
Sergi LópezM. Delgado [SR]
Gérard DepardieuM. Paul [SR]
Helena NoguerraChristine [SR]
Nozha KhouadraMonique [SR]
Abbès ZahmaniMaurice [SR]
Marthe VillalongaMadame Garcia [SR]
Charles GérardCasquette [SR]
Peggy LerayClaire [SR]
Xavier BeauvoisCommissaire Dubiton [SR]
Alexis MoncorgéBelin [SR]
Gabrielle AtgerIngrid [SR]
Alex LutzLe baron de Sonneville [SR]
Valéry ZeitounMonsieur Beretta [SR]
Pierre MénèsInvité plateau télé [SR]
Jérôme CommandeurJean Bruno [SR]
Cristiana RéaliLa femme élégante [SR]
Nanou GarciaMadame Marquez [SR]
Victoria OlloquiSandra [SR]
Marie BrocheBarbara [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Post production supervisorBernard Seitz
Director of photographyJérôme Robert
Camera operatorRoberto De Angelis [1]
1st assistant cameraAntony Diaz
1st assistant cameraMaud Lemaistreretakes
Video assist/playback operatorNicolas Diaz
Still photographerDaniel Angeli
Still photographerAlain Guizard
Casting directorGérard Moulévrier
Costume designerJacqueline Bouchard
DirectorFabien Onteniente
Script supervisorFrançoise Thouvenot
EditorBéatrice Herminie
Key/dolly gripVincent Blasco
ComposerFrédéric Botton
ComposerJean-Yves d'Angelo
ProducerFlorian Genetet-Morel
ProducerAlain Chabat
ProducerJérôme Seydoux
Production designerJacques Rouxel
Construction coordinatorJacky Hardouin
Scenic painterCharua Wilfrid
Production managerBruno Vatin
Assistant location managerChristophe GuilleraultStage Manager Horses
ScreenwriterEmmanuel Booz
ScreenwriterFabien Onteniente
ScreenwriterPierre Bénichou
ScreenwriterPhilippe Guillard
Production sound mixerPaul Lainé
Sound re-recording mixerJoël Rangon

Production companies

CompanyComment
Pathé [fr]
Chez Wam [fr]line producer
Scope Pictures [be]
TF1 Films Production [fr]

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Pathé [fr]

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 13/02/2013