During Madeleine's fashion show Claire meets Antoine and becomes his mistress. Due to the fact that she's married (to a wealthy man) she only spends a few days a week with him. Antoine is ... See full summary »
Philippe de Broca
The holdup of the bank is a success. All happened according to plan. Now, Cyril Gad and his four accomplices must secure an alibi. What better place than a prison cell? As a result the five... See full summary »
Peter van Eyck,
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »
Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his ... See full summary »
Yolin François Gauvin,
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In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.
Caleb Landry Jones,
Pierre Chenal's last hurrah-although not his last movie-,it's easily the best of the four thrillers he made when he was back from Argentina."Jeux Dangereux" the precedent year suggested a return to form for a director who made interesting film noirs in the thirties and a masterpiece in the forties ("La Foire Aux Chimères" ).All promises were fulfilled in "La Bete A L'Affut" .
There are two apparently distinct plots:
-A cop's widow (Françoise Arnoul) is through with love and she spends her time collecting money for the orphans of the Police,abetted by a bunch of snobs and false friends.Unfortunately the person who was in charge of the money is assaulted and the money is gone..Might this respectable notable of the town be the stealer,after feigning an aggression?
-A warden has two inmates do some repairs in his house.But he's got a too pretty wife .Two of the men are killed in mysterious circumstances and the survivor,one of the prisoners(Henri Vidal) takes refuge in the widow's desirable mansion. Love begins to grow between them but is the man a victim of fate as he claims to be?
The screenplay is particularly smart as the two stories meet in the last minutes.There's also a grandiose finale in a lighthouse ,with scenes to rival the best of Jacques Tourneur.Henri Vidal was perhaps never better than here and his pairing with sexy Françoise Arnoul was really a good one.The last scene was particularly harrowing when you know that Vidal was to pass away in December 1959,leaving Belmondo and Delon a clear field.
NB:Henri Vidal was disappointed with the roles he was given.He wanted to make movies with Carné,Clouzot,Allégret and Delannoy and his fine physique went against him.
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