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At last, we can see the third Jacques Deray movie, another interesting french film noir : fine script by José Giovanni, Claude Sautet (in his noir period) and Deray, strong dark cinematography by Claude Renoir in Paris and other towns and great casting (Rochefort, Vanel, Auclair, Dauphin, Mercier, Rocca, ...).
But there are two points that bother me. First, Rochefort doesn't look enough nasty to me. Second, the movie lacks in nervosity, some shots are real slow. But it's personnal opinion, otherwise it's a fine entertainment and it's great to discover an invisible french film noir in glorious black and white from the beginning of the 60's.
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