Episodic portrait of a criminal, from 1934 until after the war. Roberto Borgo is tough, cool, sardonic, loyal, and deadly. He comes to Marseilles to help his friend Xavier Saratov get out ... See full summary »
As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... 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 detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »
Antoine helps two former acquaintances escape the country, who repay him with a debt transfer. All he has to do is collect from some Léonard Michalon, but for that he will have to go into much trouble to keep the man alive.
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »
Philippe de Broca
In a little French town everything goes on as usual and people seem friendly and good natured until one day, two women arrive from Paris. A man dismounts from the same bus and that very ... See full summary »
Serge Leroy 's sophomore effort for the silver screen (the first one "Ciel Bleu" seems rather interesting but is nowhere to be found)has a strong male cast :Michel Constantin,was par excellence,the tough guy of the French B movies (but in his filmography one masterpiece :Jacques Becker's "Le Trou" (1959),the best French prison movie ever made ,and no ,it's not a Nouvelle Vague work!);Georges Géret ,Pierre Santini and Adolfo -"Thunderball"-Celi provide good support;unfortunately ,Cathy Rosier is as expressive as a Barbie doll and Annie Cordy's role is underwritten.
The story is complicated instead of complex :it involves secret microfilms ,frame-ups,corrupt lawyer and lots of dollars ,plus a song by Annie Cordy .But all in all ,it's just another thriller .Leroy's next movie "La Traque" will be simpler and much more absorbing .
The title: it's explained in the movie ;a "Mataf" is slang for "sailor" who joins the navy for five years ;the connection with the movie is thin,unless the hero's ship (in the last sequence) counts
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