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The Last Adventure (1967)

Les aventuriers (original title)
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »

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Manu
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Roland
Joanna Shimkus ...
Laetitia
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Le pilote / Pilot
Hans Meyer ...
Le mercenaire
Jean Darie
Jean Trognon
Odile Poisson ...
Yvette
Irène Tunc ...
La secrétaire de Kyobaski
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Kyobaski, le producteur (as Valery Inkiginoff)
Jean Landier
Guy Delorme ...
Un tueur
Patrick Bernhard ...
(as Patrick Bernard)
Roland Fleury
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Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Daredevil Pilot...Grand Prix Driver...Wild Beauty...Ptted Against a Pack of Human Sharks!

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Adventure | Drama

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Trivia

This movie only used the first half of the novel by José Giovanni. The second half of the book was adapted into the film Law of Survival (1967) (La loi du survivant) starring Michel Constantin, which directed Giovanni himself. See more »

Goofs

In the end, in the Museum in Normandy, founded by Baron, who lived in Africa, we see different African animals. one of them is clearly brush-tail possum, who lives only in Australia and New Zealand. See more »

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Referenced in Once Upon a Body (1969) See more »

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A film of diverse pleasures
24 May 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

The film has many pleasures - a wonderful score, a barnstorming biplane, a funny car (with an even funnier-looking driver), a Paris art show, and a nifty fortress in the middle of the ocean. Alain Delon is always a pleasure to watch. He plays the arrogant, handsome daredevil with a heart of gold quite convincingly. His acting is always intense, even when he is doing very little. Lino Ventura is terrific as well, and he and Delon are a great pair. Upon reflection their relationship makes little sense (since we are given no history of the two) but it hardly matters when one is watching the film. The relationship between the two men and Laetitia (Joanna Shimkus)is a bit odd but sweet and believable. The locations are wide ranging (Paris, Africa, coastal France) and this film is full of exciting and droll scenes: The discovery of the sunken airplane is beautiful and scary; Roland and Manu walking out of the casino in their suave duds and getting into Roland's tow-truck is hilarious. The greatest pleasure of the film is that the narrative does not necessarily go where one would imagine it would. The version I saw was widescreen and the subtitles were mostly in the lower black of the letterboxing, which made them very easy to read. If you're in the mood for a little bit of action with a lot of good characterization and acting, check this one out.

PS: The French seem pretty hung up with threesomes, no?


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