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French Intrigue (1970)
"Cannabis" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  December 1974 (USA)
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Serge Morgan is a killer working for the American Mafia. After performing a contract in New York for his employers, he takes the plane back to Paris and, during the flight, he gets to know ... See full summary »

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Serge Morgan
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Jane Swenson
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Paul
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Inspector Bardeche
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Mme carbona
Rita Renoir
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Pierre Asso
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Serge Morgan is a killer working for the American Mafia. After performing a contract in New York for his employers, he takes the plane back to Paris and, during the flight, he gets to know Jane, the rich daughter of an ambassador. Once in Orly Airport he gets seriously wounded by the men of French drug kingpin Henri Emery. He manages to escape them though and takes refuge at Jane's. Passion sets in between the killer and the young lady. As of then, sex will be intertwined with blood and death. For better or worse... Written by Guy Bellinger

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He's the best hit man in the business His target - THE GODFATHER... His price - one million dollars. See more »


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The ambassador's daughter
16 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Jane Birkin is supposed to be this girl from a good background but we know it just because the cop (Gabrielle "Avventura" Ferzetti) tells us so.

The film was produced by Andrée Debar ,an actress of the fifties who had a strange androgynous look.Why she stopped acting remains a mystery as why Serge Gainsbourg stopped singing and writing to play such a poor part in a hackneyed movie.At least he wrote the score and the cast and credits song,which are much too good for a director who leaves his actors to their own devices.

"This is not a movie about drugs " a line reads at the beginning ;it's a love film,an action-packed film...As far as the love film is concerned ,we have good-looking Jane Birkin naked every ten minutes;as for the action,highlights are ,so to speak,a chase on the roof of the opera -without a phantom- and a massacre in a chicken farm.

"Cannabis " is a relic of the late sixties,which would be forgotten,weren't it for the legendary Birkin/Gainsbourg lovers who fortunately knew better times.


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