In the Beginning (A l'origine)
In the Beginning (A l'origine) (2010)

France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 26, 2010
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Boyd van Hoeij

True story of a stretch of asphalt rolled out by formerly jobless road workers in northern France, under the command of an impostor, blends social critique, character drama and crime into one smooth, good-looking package.

Nick Schager
House Next Door

Everything's surface, in a manner at once moment-to-moment engaging and yet inevitably slight.

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Kent Turner

The exploitation of the hopes of those who have nothing to lose produces the queasiest feeling outside of a horror movie.

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