English title: The family.
A film by Luc Besson
A mafia family is relocating in France in this little town in Normandie under the witness protection Program. The FBI agent Stansfield ( Tommy Lee Jones) tries to keep them in line but Giovanni Manozi (Robert DeNiro) his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children have a hard time to break old habits and blow their cover.
This film is based on the book Malavita from Tonino Benacquista. Luc Besson has stay true to the book. The thing is if you are under the witness protection program they relocate you in town in Normandie France with a handler and 2 FBI agents who leaves across the street to make sure that nothing happens to you. Dam Man life is good in the witness protection program. Of course placing a well-known Mob boss into a small village in France doesn’t seem like the best strategy for the FBI, because the witness will stick out even more there but you don’t ask those questions when you are watching. The Giovanni has been moving from town to town because they resort to their old ways every time. Michelle Pfeiffer steal the show in this film. Putting Dniro and pfeiffer in this film is a perfect cast the chemistry is there. When the son says that it sticks in the car and thinks it is the dog he has no idea that there is a dead body in the truck that Deniro killed on his way out of Nice. Then you hane Deniro watching the film Goodfellas. You can see the 2 culture clashing against each other. Things are different in France than the state. It could been funnier but i like this on the action is great. And Luc besson has build a career on stylish thriller.