Way back in 2009, for those that can remember, one man pulled off the largest heist in French history, adding 11.6 million Euros in cash to his name without ever having to use violence. This fascinating true story is now being brought to the big screen in the form of a thriller thanks to filmmaker Philippe Godeau. 11.6, which stars Francois Cluzet, Bouli Lanners, Corinne Masiero, Juana Acosta and Mireille Franchinosdf, is set to release in France on April 3rd and I hope that it gets a stateside release soon after.
Below you’ll find the synopsis and trailer for the film which showcases the powerhouse French actor Francois Cluzet (Intouchables) as the mastermind behind the heist. The trailer looks stylish and intriguing and I, as a huge fan of heist films, can’t wait to see it.
November 5th, 2009, 10:00: Toni Musulin gently presses the accelerator in his armored van. In the back are 11.6 million Euros.
In just a few days, the anonymous security guard becomes a public figure. He is “the brains behind the heist of the century”, thrust into a huge media frenzy centered on a robbery without violence that yielded unprecedented spoils.
A man seeking revenge for humiliation at the hands of his boss and the system, Toni is deeply unpredictable – one day, an ordinary guy in grey sweats cycling around town, the next the proud owner of a red Ferrari he races in Monaco. As he says of himself, he’s a first class gentleman stuck in a second class seat. He plans his sting like he plans his life – meticulously. It takes a year to leave his wife and break with his only friend. One year to perfect his solo attack, taking advantage of flaws in the system Toni knows inside out.