Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy ... See full summary »
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »
A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which... See full summary »
Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »
Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly ... See full summary »
In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »
Do you have to be French-speaking to love this movie ? I would guess so judging by the average mark on IMDb. How can it be so amazingly low? This is a gem among French comedies of the 70's. The man behind the camera is (rightly) worshiped as the best French dialog writer. Although this film makes nothing to have him worshiped for directing as well, his art of dialogs is at the top here, and is wonderfully supported by a cast of comedians who were too often restricted to supporting roles. The movie draws an ironic picture of flawed artists living in poor conditions. Eventually one is meeting a rich lady and he suddenly climbs the social ladder. The movie is somewhat reminiscent of fierce Italian comedies of the 60's and early 70's.
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