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Razzia (1955)

Razzia sur la chnouf (original title)
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy ... See full summary »

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Henri Ferré dit 'Le Nantais'
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Paul Liski (as Dalio)
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Roger le Catalan
Albert Rémy ...
Bibi
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Léa
Pierre-Louis ...
L'inspecteur Leroux - de la brigade mondaine
Jacqueline Porel ...
Solange Birot
Roland Armontel ...
Louis Birot, l'ingénieur-chimiste (as Armontel)
Françoise Spira ...
Yvonne, la dame des lavabos
Josselin ...
Fredo
Simone Sylvestre ...
La compagne de l'homme au revolver
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Lisette
Jean Olivier
François Patrice ...
Jo
Suzy Willy ...
La patronne du restaurant
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Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police is following his every step! Is Henri what he says he is, or an undercover detective from the French police? Written by Artemis-9

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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7 April 1955 (France)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Visa de contôle cinématographique N° 16014. See more »

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A really good French film...
17 May 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this tonight on TFO (Télévision française en Ontario) in a pristine black and white print and a very hopped-up fake stereo soundtrack that gives extra presence to the jazz music, the nightclub atmosphere, the dialog and the sound effects. Everything about this little police story is modern: the camera movements, the naturalism of the interpretation, the Paris slang, the art of the narration, the atmosphere of the criminal milieu, the non-judgemental attitudes. You really feel like you are there. The actors are all superb: Lila Kedrova, Jean Gabin, Dalio, Magali Noël... It's films like these that make you realize that the so-called Nouvelle Vague was really a step backward and a failure on every level (especially the intellectual) besides being a monumental bore. The real dream-weavers and the real avant-garde were the so-called traditionalists like Decoin.


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