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Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats.
Lino Ventura made actually two films after this one, but only as a supporting character. And another one has never been released. This tremendous actor, we still miss, passed away three years later from a stoke. A great loss for the french movie industry. Back to this one, we think of several other features Ventura did in the past, with nearly the same scheme: UN PAPILLON SUR L'EPAULE, ESPION LEVE-TOI and also LE SILENCIEUX. Directed by Jacques Deray for the first, Yves Boisset for the second and also Pinoteau for the last. This one is the film I like the least. The three others were darker, more sharp and violent too. But I like it although. Only because of Lino. An ordinary Citizen, well almost, who have to face weird events that will jeopardize his life. In resume, that's the common scheme for all the movies I mentioned here.
Good time waster anyway.
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