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Le pacha (1968)

Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Comissaire Joss, le Pacha
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Nathalie Villar
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Marc
André Pousse ...
Quinquin
Louis Arbessier ...
Le directeur chez Boucheron
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Arsène
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Inspecteur Gouvion
Maurice Garrel ...
Brunet
Pierre Koulak ...
Marcel le Coréen
Pierre Leproux ...
Druber
Frédéric de Pasquale ...
Alfred
André Weber ...
Gino
Yves Arcanel ...
Un inspecteur de la Police Judiciaire
Maurice Auzel ...
Un homme de la bande à Émile
Yves Barsacq ...
Médecin légiste
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Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris... Written by Artemis-9

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14 March 1968 (France)  »

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A Noite Escaldante do Inspector Joss  »

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Trivia

Jean Gabin himself asked director Lautner to hire Dominique Zardi for the armored truck heist sequence, although Lautner first refused, because Zardi knew how to use a bazooka. The other actor who played the gangster besides Zardi did not how to use this anti tank weapon. See more »

Quotes

Comissaire Joss, le Pacha: The day they put jerks into orbit, you won't stop rotating soon!
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Referenced in Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychasténie
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Arranged and Performed by Michel Colombier Et Son Orchestre
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Police inspector Joss may be an old bourgeois...
3 March 1999 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

and the plot may seem familiar from a dozen other crime/thriller movies you have seen, but the character is played by an aging Jean Gabin, who does one of his best performances I can recall. The film depicts well Paris night-life, and the dangerous links between clubs, girls, racketeers, and the Police, in a realistic approach to mid-1960's life.


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