5.3/10
18
1 user

Ballad for a Hoodlum (1963)

Ballade pour un voyou (original title)
Vincent Vivant agrees spy Stephan's proposal:He has to cross a boarder with a suitcase containing a very special thing.And of course he must not open this piece of luggage for it might explode and make mincemeat of him.

Director:

(as Jean-Claude Bonnardot)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Conrado Sanchez
Stars: Edna Costa, Genésio de Carvalho, Aryadne de Lima
Akumulátor 1 (1994)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Petr Forman, Edita Brychta, Zdenek Sverák
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A parable about magic glasses involving on the nature of beauty, truth, good, and evil set in 17th Century Germany with music and Glorious Technicolor.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Nora Cecil, Harvey Clark, Cora Sue Collins
Høysommer (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Arild Brinchmann
Stars: Urda Arneberg, Jørn Ording, Ola Isene
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: José María Forqué
Stars: Barta Barri, Xan das Bolas, Manuel de Blas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vincent Vivant
...
Martha Schwartz (as Hildegarde Neff)
...
L'inspecteur Fabien Mathieu
Michel Vitold ...
Stéphane Donnacil
Daniel Emilfork ...
Molok
Etienne Bierry ...
Max Benoît
Marc Duchamp ...
Philippe La Roche
Jacques Bertrand ...
Martial
Nancy Holloway ...
La modèle noire
...
Le chef de la P.J.
Robert Bousquet ...
Robi
André Weber ...
L'homme des surplus
Gisèle Grimm ...
La coiffeuse pour hommes
Simone Rieutor
Yves Arcanel ...
Un inspecteur
Edit

Storyline

Vincent Vivant agrees spy Stephan's proposal: to cross a boarder with a suitcase containing a very special thing.And of course he must not open this piece of luggage for it might explode and make mincemeat of him.He needs money to leave for a foreign country with his lover Martha.His partner,Molok,is in charge of doing away with him when the job is done.But Vincent discovers what fate lays in store for him and kills him.Now the young man is pursued at once by the police and Stephan's sidekicks. Written by dbdumonteil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 1963 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ballad for a Hoodlum  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Breathless transporter
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Bonnardot was obviously anxious to prove that he too could be like the big boys of the New Wavelet;seen today his "Ballade pour un Voyou" sounds like a parboiled cross between Godard 's notorious "A Bout de Soufflé" and "the transporter" this mediocre Luc Besson production.

Vincent Vivant (=Vincent Alive") has to cross a boarder with a suitcase containing a very special thing.And of course he must not open this piece of luggage for it might explode and make mincemeat of him.But as anyone past infancy knows(or should know),rules are made to be broken,so..

The actors cannot make up for the paucity of the script which features undecipherable scenes at the airport.Laurent Terzieff and German thespian Hildegarde Knef have (so to speak) one scene together in all;Philippe Noiret is wasted as a cop who tries to save the hoodlum.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page