Cul-De-Sac (1966) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.

  • The wounded criminal Richard "Dicky" and his dying partner Albie seek for shelter in an old seaside castle full of chickens and owned by the eccentric and coward American George and his slut French wife Teresa. While waiting for the rescue of his boss, Albie dies and Dicky develops a strange relationship with the odd couple.

  • On the run from an unsuccessful heist, two wounded gangsters, the brute Richard aka Dickie and his dying accomplice Albie, drive frantically in their small car in an attempt to escape the police. The two of them are quite in a predicament because even though Dickie's wound from a grazing bullet is superficial, Albie still needs immediate attention as he is hit in the belly, massively bleeding. Safe, yet lost, with a useless car in his hands and the taste of failure in his mouth, Dickie leaves Albie alone in a straight stretch of road in the prospect of finding help, while promising a quick return. With this intention, Dickie's walk will eventually lead him to a seemingly deserted, magnificent castle by the sea; the perfect hideout for the two gangsters to spend the night and regain strength in safety. Little does he know, that this 11th Century château is none other than the place where Walter Scott wrote his famous novel "Rob Roy", now the home of George, a retired, feeble factory owner and Teresa, his young, frivolous French wife. Home invaded and forced to go along with and obey Dickie's orders, the couple will bring half-dead Albie back home while waiting for the morning to come and with it, help from Katelbach, the crime lord. Instead, the unexpected visit from the obnoxious Fairweathers and their friends to bring the newlywed couple a present will be indeed the last straw. Now penniless, manipulated and on the verge of an emotional breakdown, coward George must for once find the courage to defend his fortress and his remaining dignity.

  • Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems.


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