Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »
Stéphane Blanchon, who teaches at the International College, lives a quiet comfortable life in Geneva. He is married to Christine, a cold, dry-hearted woman, and his sentimental life is ... See full summary »
In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
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André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, this movie belongs to three different genres; drama,romance and thriller.It is said to be Audiard's( the guy who wrote the lines) favorite movie he worked on.As many movies written by Michel Audiard,half the interest comes from these lines from a man who knew like no one else to embed the wittiness and the aptness altogether in memorable phrases and sentences. The directing is restrained like many movies of Gilles Grangier,without any flaw or stroke of genius. Jean Gabin performs in a stark and impressing way, helped by a great cast of second fiddles, bandying the lines of Michel Audiard for our jubilation,as always.
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