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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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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 01:42:29, Roland's boat is close to the stairs, but at the end of movie, around 01:51:39, the boat is on the middle of the sea. See more »

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

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Journal De Bord
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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a film that survives well the 40 years
4 March 2007 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie 40 years ago, and remembered quite well a few memorable scenes. It's been a pleasure to see it again on the European ARTE channel and to realize that it survived well the time. I enjoyed it again and not only for nostalgic reasons.

Alain Delon and Lino Ventura were 'monstres sacres' of the French cinema of the epoch. Delon was at the pick of his sex-appeal, and Ventura was always interesting enough to catch even the emotional interest of the girl in the film. They look painfully young here, but were fully achieved actors already.

The action story is quite standard, sure we have seen much better and thrilling since, but the quality of the film resides in the feeling of adventure it radiates, in the exquisite choice of many of the locations and in the sincerity and charm of the relation between the characters. There are a few more French films of the time that have a similar quality and memorable scenes of friendship which push them over the average conventional level of the commercial European cinema of the time. 'Adieu l'ami' also with Delon is another that comes now to my mind. These movies have still something to say to the cinema fans of today.


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