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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
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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
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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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12 April 1967 (France)  »

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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

Around 01:12:14, the mercenary gets shot on the wrist, but on the next shot, he's holding his arm. See more »

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

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Enterrement Sous-Marin
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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My personal cult - favorite
26 January 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A cult classic. My personal first of cult movies. I had friends who saw it over 30 times and I clearly remember its last screening in Hungary. Ignoring all fire regulations, the manager of the theatre let in everybody who showed up. I was standing in a crowd. Like all cult movies, it speaks the angst of its time. It does not really matter what it is about, what matters is how it feels. It is difficult for me to judge it now because it still touches me and I do not know how much of that is just the nostalgic longing for the angst of my youth. Neither do I know if it is possible for someone who did not live through the sixties to relate to it. Or if it can talk to American viewers.

Cult movies can seldom be called cinematographic achievements; you will seldom find them in the books of film history, but if you want to understand the times they represent, nothing can replace them. This IS the movie of the sixties just as Easy Rider was the movie of the seventies.

A definite must see.


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