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....and,it is not surprising,an of course completely outdated one,as outdated as the "jerk" the youth used to dance in the famous night clubs such as "Palladiums" .
Marcel Camus who made the excellent "Orfeo Negro" eight years before (curiously,French critics do not think much of that later work which is more appreciated abroad) wanted to be hip in the late sixties:he even cast Serge Gainsbourg - probably the best French singer/songwriter of the second half of the 20th century- as a journalist ;he does what he can but he is not an actor.The leads are Catherine Jordan,a forgotten actress,and Jacques Perrin whose career is still buoyant.
The subject is the jungle of Paris nights.The heroes learn that it is not a nice place to be.
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