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Countdown (1971)
"Comptes à rebours" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 1971 (France)
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10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop ... See full summary »

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Valberg
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François Nolan
Hubert Deschamps ...
Le concierge / Janitor (as Hubert Deschamp)
Joëlle Bernard ...
Suzy
Serge Sauvion ...
Jebel
Jean-Marc Bory ...
Ferrier
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Macyas
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Zampa
André Pousse ...
Gi
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Madeleine
Jean Desailly ...
Michel St Rose
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Léa
Charles Vanel ...
Juliani
Pippo Merisi ...
Livio
Bob Asklöf ...
Narcisse (the hit man)
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10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop disfigured by François. Now, François is back for revenge. As nobody knows who the traitor was, the former accomplices lose their head. The disfigured cop is also waiting for the right moment to take his revenge on François. Written by Yepok

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betrayal | disfigurement

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29 January 1971 (France)  »

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Circle of Vengeance  »

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Revenge
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Roger Pigaut was first an actor.His most memorable part was in Autant-Lara's "Douce" (1942).But he is probably best remembered for his D'Escrainville villain's part in the two final episodes of the Angélique saga.

He had made two films before ,one of them -which has got a rather good reputation- was "Le Cerf -Volant du Bout du Monde" probably influenced by previous works by Albert Lamorisse ("le Ballon Rouge" "le Voyage en Ballon" )

"Comptes à rebours" is the umpteenth story of the man who has just been released from jail and who wants to take revenge on his accomplices who betrayed him (only one of them did it actually,but as he does not know who...) The interest lies in the cast, a real who's who of the actors of the era :Serge Reggiani as the lead,Michel Bouquet,Simone Signoret,Jeanne Moreau,Charles Vanel...


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