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The Last Adventure (1967)

Les aventuriers (original title)
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »


Robert Enrico


Robert Enrico (screenplay), José Giovanni (dialogue) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Manu
Lino Ventura ... Roland
Joanna Shimkus ... Laetitia
Serge Reggiani ... Le pilote / Pilot
Hans Meyer ... Le mercenaire
Jean Darie Jean Darie ... L'oncle
Jean Trognon Jean Trognon ... Jeanjean - le jeune cousin de Laetitia
Odile Poisson Odile Poisson ... Yvette
Irène Tunc ... La secrétaire de Kyobaski
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Kyobaski, le producteur (as Valery Inkiginoff)
Raoul Guylad ... Le snob
Jean Landier Jean Landier
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Un tueur
Patrick Bernhard Patrick Bernhard ... (as Patrick Bernard)
Roland Fleury Roland Fleury


Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Daredevil Pilot...Grand Prix Driver...Wild Beauty...Ptted Against a Pack of Human Sharks!


Adventure | Drama


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France | Italy



Release Date:

12 April 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Adventure See more »

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie only used the first half of the novel by José Giovanni. The second half of the book was adapted into the film Law of Survival (1967) (La loi du survivant) starring Michel Constantin, which was directed Giovanni himself. See more »


Around 01:12:14, the mercenary gets shot on the wrist, but on the next shot, he's holding his arm. See more »


Referenced in Les musiciens de la pellicule: François de Roubaix (1975) See more »


Pilleurs D'Épave
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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A film of diverse pleasures
24 May 2000 | by jrhietpasSee all my reviews

The film has many pleasures - a wonderful score, a barnstorming biplane, a funny car (with an even funnier-looking driver), a Paris art show, and a nifty fortress in the middle of the ocean. Alain Delon is always a pleasure to watch. He plays the arrogant, handsome daredevil with a heart of gold quite convincingly. His acting is always intense, even when he is doing very little. Lino Ventura is terrific as well, and he and Delon are a great pair. Upon reflection their relationship makes little sense (since we are given no history of the two) but it hardly matters when one is watching the film. The relationship between the two men and Laetitia (Joanna Shimkus)is a bit odd but sweet and believable. The locations are wide ranging (Paris, Africa, coastal France) and this film is full of exciting and droll scenes: The discovery of the sunken airplane is beautiful and scary; Roland and Manu walking out of the casino in their suave duds and getting into Roland's tow-truck is hilarious. The greatest pleasure of the film is that the narrative does not necessarily go where one would imagine it would. The version I saw was widescreen and the subtitles were mostly in the lower black of the letterboxing, which made them very easy to read. If you're in the mood for a little bit of action with a lot of good characterization and acting, check this one out.

PS: The French seem pretty hung up with threesomes, no?

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