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Showdown (1968)

Le pacha (original title)
Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Jean Laborde (novel), Michel Audiard (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Comissaire Joss, le Pacha
Dany Carrel ... Nathalie Villar
Jean Gaven ... Marc
André Pousse ... Quinquin
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Le directeur chez Boucheron
Gérard Buhr ... Arsène
Robert Dalban ... Inspecteur Gouvion
Maurice Garrel ... Brunet
Pierre Koulak Pierre Koulak ... Marcel le Coréen
Pierre Leproux Pierre Leproux ... Druber
Frédéric de Pasquale Frédéric de Pasquale ... Alfred
André Weber André Weber ... Gino
Yves Arcanel Yves Arcanel ... Un inspecteur de la Police Judiciaire
Maurice Auzel Maurice Auzel ... Un homme de la bande à Émile
Yves Barsacq ... Médecin légiste
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Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris... Written by Artemis-9

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Trivia

The music score performed just before the armored truck heist sequence is the same the audience can hear in the film Z, in which there is a fighting sequence between two men on a tricycle carrier platform. The name of the music is Batucada Meurtrière and performed by Michel Colombier. It has never been mentioned anywhere. Only a close watching of those two scenes can notice that. See more »

Quotes

Comissaire Joss, le Pacha: The day they put jerks into orbit, you won't stop rotating soon!
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Connections

Referenced in Captain Sharif: Code d'honneur (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychasténie
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Arranged and Performed by Michel Colombier Et Son Orchestre
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very entertaining and a bit touching
17 November 2006 | by XeniaGubermanSee all my reviews

The movie is an unanticipated gem! I was expecting something of a hybrid between A. Delon's "Un Flic" and "Le Samouraï", but this one is fast paced and stylish. I enjoyed the inserts with "hippies" dancing and The Serge cameo, both lending some documentary feel to the movie. It is also one for a fan of coolest mid-century period, with characters carved out of the 40ies b&w gangster movies. Gabin's character is funny, policemen are efficient and gangsters dull-n-dumb: feels good. Music is an added bonus, especially if you pay attention to the words of the song that Serge sings: nice refrain to the plot. In short, great contemporary mix, very entertaining and a bit touching.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

14 March 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Bulle See more »

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Runtime:

(restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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