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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Mocky ...
Vincent Cabral
Sylvie Bréal ...
Micheline
Anne Deleuze ...
Annabel
Denis Le Guillou ...
Virgile Cabral
René-Jean Chauffard ...
Le Rouquin (as R.J. Chauffard)
Marcel Pérès ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Éric Burnelli ...
Marc
Alain Fourès ...
Éric
Henri Poirier ...
Le commissaire Verdier
Christian Duvaleix ...
L'inspecteur Larrighi
Rudy Lenoir ...
Le maître d'hôtel russe
Roger Lumont ...
Le garçon de café indicateur
Dominique Zardi ...
Le juge d'instruction
Jean Aron ...
Le client terrifié du Petit Chef
Thérèse Aspar ...
La dame du vestiaire
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During an orgy with minor girls, some old and wealthy notables are being murdered by a small group of leftist young revolutionaries. Very soon the police are tracking down Virgile Cabral, the leader of the group. Meanwhile, Virgile's brother and only relative, Vincent, a violonist (and a thief), comes back to Paris. They have not seen each other for three years. Vincent does not believe in the revolution. He only tries to live as he wishes to live. But by looking for his hunted down brother, he has no other choice than to be involved in a fight which is not his. Written by Yepok

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Jean-Pierre Mocky has made over 70 films
31 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A curious little film that I was drawn to because I had seen the director's later and unique Litan (1982) and then discovered that the little celebrated Jean-Pierre Mocky has made over 70 films. This, one of his earliest films, is clearly low budget and he stars as well as directs. There are marvellous moments when his eye for the unusual and stylish are to the fore but stretches where for lack of resources or whatever things are more mundane. Inspired by the Paris 1968 events this opens with an armed attack upon an orgy of young girls and rich old men and the 'terrorists' are seen as the good guys. Interesting that on the subtitles the term 'terrorists' is used because my clear recollection is that at the time such opponents of the status quo were referred to as 'revolutionists'. The tale is well enough told and our interest held throughout but I feel that it is simply that some sequences, especially the final one, are so good that I regret the whole could not have been similarly inspired. The difficult mix of sex and politics is intelligently dealt with and Mocky should be applauded for that at least, as well as the flashes of stylish vision.


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