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L'homme en colère (1979)

Au Canada, un jeune homme, passeur d'émigrés clandestins vers les Etats-Unis, tue l'un de ses clients pour lui dérober une valise pleine de dollars. Il s'enfuit à bord d'un véhicule conduit... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Romain Dupre
Julien Dupre
Hollis McLaren ...
Albert Rumpelmayer
Chris Wiggins ...
Peter Hicks ...
Sonny Forbes ...
Le boxeur noir (as Sony Forbes)
Vlasta Vrana ...
Le gérant du club
Edouard Carpentier ...
Portier du Club
Aubert Pallascio ...
Olivier Guespin ...
Julien adolescent
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Prudence Harrington


Au Canada, un jeune homme, passeur d'émigrés clandestins vers les Etats-Unis, tue l'un de ses clients pour lui dérober une valise pleine de dollars. Il s'enfuit à bord d'un véhicule conduit par un complice, mais en route ils sont soumis à un banal contrôle routier. Pris de panique, le passeur ouvre le feu et tue un policier. Il est abattu à son tour mais son complice prend la fuite. Les papiers retrouvés sur le corps du passeur sont ceux d'un jeune Français, Julien Dupré, dont le père, Romain, vient à Montréal pour reconnaître le corps. Or, le cadavre s'avère être celui d'un certain Lentini. Cependant, par l'intermédiaire de Romain, le commissaire Mac Kenzie espère mettre la main sur Julien. En recherchant son fils, dont il était sans nouvelles depuis sept mois, Romain rencontre les fréquentations troubles de ce dernier. Il apprend qu'à la suite d'une dette non honorée, Julien est tombé dans les mains d'un gang qui lui a fracturé le bras, l'empêchant ainsi de poursuivre son travail au...

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Release Date:

14 March 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jig-Saw  »

Box Office


CAD 3,200,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is originally in French and sets in Montreal, a francophone city. However, many of the English speaking actors in this movie were dubbed by French actors instead of Quebec-born actors. This made quite an uneasy reaction to moviegoers at the release, as many found annoying the "Parisian French" used in the movie, compared to the "Montreal French" accent which would have been more appropriate for this production. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) See more »

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Lino Ventura hunts for his missing son in Montreal
24 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Un homme en colere" is a solid neo-noir in the 70s mold, made very worthwhile by the presence of Lino Ventura and Angie Dickinson. Donald Pleasance provides great support in several scenes. He can play creepy guys as well as anyone. The head cop played by Chris Wiggins is memorable and R.H. Thomson offers good character support as well.

I never expected to see Ventura paired with Dickinson, but there they are. And it works very well. Ventura excels in the kind of movie like this in which he's pressed by forces as he embarks on a quest, or simply is just pressed for reasons beyond his understanding. He evidently chose his stories carefully and well to match his on-screen strengths.

In this story, he's called to Montreal from Paris on a report of his son's death. it turns out his son is not the corpse. He's gone missing. Ventura, shadowed by the police, hunts for him, following leads related to his hobby of boxing and his girl friend. His son is mixed up in some way with two murders and stolen drug money, and Ventura soon is on the receiving end of the attention of the mobsters and loan sharks who want his son too.

Through a link that smashes up Angie Dickinson's car a bit, Ventura makes her acquaintance and their attraction begins. Angie is so beautiful and alluring that one is apt to overlook her acting ability. But in picture after picture, the rapidly shifting play of emotions in her eyes and face shows that she delivered expressive performances that make her characters interesting. Here she's a woman with a past of hard knocks that includes two years in prison for an unrevealed offense. Her role here is quite different from that in "One Shoe Makes It Murder", 3 years later, even though in both cases, she plays a woman who's been through a lot and seems to need a stable man.

Although there is nothing that special about the story, it provides very good entertainment value, and especially for fans of Ventura and Dickinson.

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