Film: Les Tontons Flingueurs

Les Tontons Flingueurs (sometimes known as Crooks in Clover in English) is a cult French film directed by Georges Lautner released in 1963. A gangster comedy, its memorable dialogues were written by Michel Audiard. The cast includes Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier and Francis Blanche.

Fernand Naudin, a former mobster, returns to Paris at the urging of a dying friend, "the Mexican", who appoints him his successor at the head of his criminal gang. However, the Mexican's former lieutenants resent Fernand's promotion and try to get rid of him. But even more problematic, Fernand finds himself saddled with the Mexican's daughter Patricia, a rebellious, flighty and playful teenage girl whom he now has to care for.


Les Tontons Flingueurs provides examples of the following tropes: