Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to ...
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Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to marry her, he is willing to get involved in a hold-up again. And "the man with the Buick", who seemed so honourable, will surprise the inhabitants of Honfleur when Inspector Menard reveals his secret activities. Written by
Lovers of 60s french films might be disappointed in this film which will probably bore you to death. "L'homme à la Buick" has nothing that looks like a plot, a point or any other redeeming features. And even though Fernandel does a good job, as usual, he looks as bored as the audience watching the film. All in all, "L'homme à la Buick" is a crime story with no suspense (and possibly the worst car chase in the history of cinema), a love story with no passion, and a moral tale with no wit.
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