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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon), to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned assault on the vault of a Cannes casino. Bad luck and Francis's lack of professionalism set the caper maddeningly askew, and the stolen cash resurfaces in an unexpected manner.Written by
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When Charles is spotting his house at the end of the opening credits, he's not really standing in front of it (97 Rue Parmentier) but at the corner of Ave. Auguste Perret/Allée André Ampère. See more »
Charles' plan to hide the money in the dressing-cabin was not worked out very well. It was predictable that the police would search every possible hiding-place around the casino. Handing over the bags at the swimming-pool would also be very suspect. Finally, what's the point hiding the bags into the pool? They would be visible from the surface anyway and would have been discovered immediately. See more »
I need to pull one last caper.
The great caper, the fabulour business. I already heard that twice since our wedding. The first time, you came back after three years. The second time, I had to wait five years to see you again.
So what? Two unlucky capers in a 30 year career.
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The film opens with MGM's 1956-57 logo. See more »
The colored version is shorter than the original black & white film: 13 minutes are missing in this version (original cut: 116 min, colored cut: 103 min). No complete scenes are cut, but many scenes are shortened. See more »
An old gangster (Jean Gabin) wants to plan a last robbery before retiring. He asks a young man (Alain Demon) met in jail for a partner. The story may look classical but it's played very fine. The most interesting thing in this movie is the dialogue by Michel Audiard. It's amazing ! As good as ever, so watch this film in french language.
It's also the farewell to an old world which disappears little by little because the time of old gangsters is over. It's also funny to hear the characters talk in french postwar slang language.
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