Novel-based crime drama about naive Timar, who goes to Gabon, French Equatorial Africa in the 1950s with dreams of making fortune. He's seduced by Adele, a shady owner of a local hotel, Libreville, who uses him to commit murder.
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »
In 1905, Polish horse thieves living near the Russian border find their livelihoods threatened by the new Russo-Japanese conflict because the Russian army requisitions all horses and forcibly conscripts all men for the war.
Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont, Elisabeth Wiener and Emma Cohen are 4 pretty girls rooming together. After witnessing and accidentally helping several thugs get away with a heist, the women... See full summary »
....and,it is not surprising,an of course completely outdated one,as outdated as the "jerk" the youth used to dance in the famous night clubs such as "Palladiums" .
Marcel Camus who made the excellent "Orfeo Negro" eight years before (curiously,French critics do not think much of that later work which is more appreciated abroad) wanted to be hip in the late sixties:he even cast Serge Gainsbourg - probably the best French singer/songwriter of the second half of the 20th century- as a journalist ;he does what he can but he is not an actor.The leads are Catherine Jordan,a forgotten actress,and Jacques Perrin whose career is still buoyant.
The subject is the jungle of Paris nights.The heroes learn that it is not a nice place to be.
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