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* OutlawCouple: Carla and Paul work together to steal money from Marchand. They become a romantic couple only in the end.

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* LivingADoubleLife: After Carla accepts to spy on Marchand, Paul and Carla are office workers by day. By night, Paul works as a barman in a shady nightclub, while Carla spy on Marchand from the roof of a building.


* CriminalProcedural: Paul is a petty gunman. He owes money to Marchand, a mob boss. He decides to steal money from Marchand and Carla becomes her accomplice.

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* CriminalProcedural: Paul is a petty gunman. He owes money to Marchand, a mob boss. He decides to steal money from Marchand and Carla becomes her his accomplice.

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* CriminalProcedural: Paul is a petty gunman. He owes money to Marchand, a mob boss. He decides to steal money from Marchand and Carla becomes her accomplice.


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* WorkOffTheDebt: Paul owes Marchand money. Since he cannot pay, Marchand forces him to work for him as a barman in his nightclub.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Marchand's wife is angry at him because she thinks that he cheats on her (whether this is true or not is left ambiguous). Paul and Carla use her jealousy to frame Marchand up.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Carla reads Paul's plan to frame Marchand up on his lips, so the audience does not know anything about his plan. The plan works.

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* {{Shoutout}}: Carla is invited by her best friend to a party. The DJ wears a T-shirt with Creator/BruceLee in his yellow jumpsuit from ''Film/GameOfDeath''.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Carla's lip-reading abilities are later used by Paul to spy on Marchand, his boss. They are finally used by Paul to tell Carla his plan to frame Marchand up.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Marchand's wife is introduced when Paul has to drive her home. She becomes important in the end: she is used by Carla to frame Marchand up for the theft of the money.


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* ColdBloodedTorture: When Marchand suspects that Paul has stolen the money, he almost drowns Paul in his bathtub to make him talk. When the Carambo borthers arrive, they beat Paul for the same reason.


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* {{Frameup}}: Paul and Carla frames Marchand up for the theft of the money: Paul hides a flight ticket in his jacket, then Carla convinces Marchand's wife to call him and to complain about the fact that he planned to fly abroad with his mistress.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Carla is despised by her colleagues, partly because she is deaf.


* BenevolentBoss: Morel, Carla's boss, is a nice guy. When Carla has a nervous breakdown at work, he proposes to hire an assistant.



* JustGotOutOfJail: Paul was released from prison short before he is hired by Carla.

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* JustGotOutOfJail: Paul was released from prison short before he is hired by Carla. He finds an honest job and a flat thanks to Carla, but soon he is forced to work as a barman for Marchand, a mob boss. Then he plans to steal money from his boss.


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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: There is a subplot about the disappearance of the wife of Masson, Paul's probation officer.

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* DisabledLoveInterest: Carla, Paul's love interest, is deaf.

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* ClosetShuffle: Carla searches Marchand's flat. Suddenly, Marchand enters the room and Carla has to hide in a closet.


Carla (Devos) works as a secretary in a construction company. Her relationships with her co-workers are bad, because she is aloof and because she is deaf. After a nervous breakdown, her boss suggests to hire an assistant. She decides to hire Paul, a guy who has JustGotOutOfJail.

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Carla (Devos) works as a secretary in a construction company. Her relationships with her co-workers are bad, because she is aloof and because she is deaf. After a nervous breakdown, her boss suggests to hire an assistant. She decides to hire Paul, Paul (Cassel), a guy who has JustGotOutOfJail.

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