Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief, Yan Kuq, whose wife has died under suspicious ... See full summary »
Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered... See full synopsis »
Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.
First half of the movie is quite messy. Action is a bit rushed at times, characters are not very well portrayed, and dialog is too elliptic to grab the viewer's attention.
The second half (from the attack of the 'prison') is better. Impressive climbing sequences, better interaction between the members of the squad, beautiful Mediterranean landscapes... Donnadieu, Brasseur and Anglade in particular do a much better job.
Overall a good time-filler.
But Giovanni has done far better. The movie was not very well received in France. With more depth, it would probably have been more memorable.
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