The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look ... See full summary »
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another ... See full summary »
In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
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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