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Edgar, the former accountant of the Martens factory, organizes a daring heist in Servage, a small town in the French Alps. His plan envisages neutralizing the police station, the fire station and the telephone switchboard during the night. When this is done, his men will be able to quietly hold up the bank, the post office safe, the payroll of the local factory and two or three department stores. To lead the commando, Edgar hires Georges, a professional gangster, eager to do a perfect job. The plan is brilliant but not everything will go according to it. Written by
one of the greatest and rarest heist movie ever made
I discovered "Mise a sac" on June 1975, when I was 12. I fell in love with caper movies at this moment. I was astonished by the idea of the synopsis.
it takes place somewhere near the Alpes. A group - commando - of twelve men decide to attack an entire city during the night. In that purpose, they neutralize the police and fire stations, telephone switchboard - in 1967, mobiles did not exist - control the only entrance of the village.
The village which belongs to them. The whole city, with her banks, jewelry, post office safe, payroll of the local factory and other department stores.
These twelve thieves are not described as robbers or gangsters, but like specialized, meticulous, conscientious workers. They are all sympathetic, with no real exception. Rare, in this kind of movie.
Every one in the audience wishes them to succeed.
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