A sexually adventurous young woman approaches Antonio, an Italian art-restorer working at a cathedral in France. He resists getting involved with her but later he finds out she was raped and murdered in a derelict house.
Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do ... See full summary »
Whilst being transferred to a psychiatric hospital, a ruthless serial killer Gassot makes a break and goes on the run. He arrives in Marseilles, intending to escape abroad. Here, he falls for a young prostitute, Gerda.
When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »
A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »
The action takes place in the fifties and it's where the movie belongs for it is an anachronism:this story of gangsters ,which fills its quota of revenge and code of honor ,has been seen by the average French (?) viewer a hundred times or more .Good actors such as Michel Constantin and Marcel Bozzuffi do what they can and they are commendable considering the limitations they were working under.Henry Silva ,after some brilliant movies in his native America ("the Mandchourian candidate" "the Bravados" notably) left in the late sixties for France and Italy where we was invariably cast as the sinister-looking villain,the shady person (see Deray's awful "L" Marginal" ).
Daniel Vigne 's movies is not truly wretched ,it's an undistinguished work which unfortunately came too late:it was not even a big success in France ,a country who had to put up with the whole Melville filmography by then.
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