French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda ... See full summary »
French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda and Lola Albright. The two women move him to a Gothic mansion owned by Albright, a millionaires with a Salvation Army complex. Fonda, her cousin, is hot for him and repeatedly attempts to seduce him while someone is attempting to poison him; and his murderous former associates have got wind of his whereabouts. Written by
I have read someone talking about rené clair - hahaha ! The director is rené clement and he's made lot of classic, lot of wonderful movies as "jeux interdits", "la bataille du rail", "plein soleil" and this one, in the middle of the french cinema golden age. People talking about rené clair instead of rene clement could not be reliable at all - or john huston and john ford are the same person. Brainless often speaks like brainfull... So, here we go, Delon needs to hide and these 2 women accept to hide him from police in their beautiful house - but, what u see is not what is real, like Hitchcock used to do to fool his audience, and soon you'll learn, as the poor delon learns, that these charming ladies are worse than the police... Women here are pretty modern, and men are toys for them, toys u can tear apart, toys u can leave in a room til u need them, men slaves to their desire and will. And what was at the beginning just a hide and seek with the police become a nightmare and a jail for a man totally under control of 2 women - like women had been toys for men for centuries... And this is the modern part of the movie, the raising power of women in the world and the unability for men to take back the control of their lives. Delon is handsome as the devil, but a devil ruined by women, with no escape, and what was only a runaway movie becomes a nightmare movie - watch it til the end ! Without hesitation --> 9/10
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