By about two-thirds of the way through Gang Story, there’d be so much death I was wondering how there were any men left alive in France. Then someone mentioned they were from Armenia, and I realised that so many people had been stabbed, shot, drowned, strangled or otherwise dispatched, they were having to import people from other countries just so they could kill them.
Based on a true story, the film is about Edmond Vidal (known as Momon) and Serge Suttel and how the brutality of gang life affects their friendship from their youth right up into their 60s. Most of the film takes place in the 1970s, when the friends are high up in the gang world, with Vidal leading the notorious Gang Des Lyonnais, who pull off a spectacular series of armed robberies. [Read more…]