Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »
Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the cops have to scramble for a replacement. Deciding on Dede, they begin to put a nasty squeeze on him and Nicole. Written by
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Great performances, plot went the way of the buffalo
First off, this movie's plot is outdated, but the acting of Philippe Leotard and Nathalie Baye is superb and makes up for it. Monsieur Leotard has the hangdog charm that most women would find irresistible. If you've ever heard a woman say that French men are sexy and wondered why? This is an example of the wondering why? He is a scoundrel but irresistible. Apparently this guy knew how to party. There is something coiled and feline in the way Nathalie Baye moves. Her comic timing is perfect and delivery impeccable. If that's not enough her clothes are totally 80s but back in style now. The same goes for Monsieur Leotard. I want to get some Lacoste shirts to wear with my leisure suit now!
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