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one of the most "charming" French films ever made - very well playd by all the actors, like Yves Montand or Martha Keller ( in her first french film ) Never boring - a good musical score with some "classical" piano music, and the filmmusic made by Delerue. The movy isn't outdaded, even if it dates from 1969 - only the very short skirt ( and I do mean SHORT !) dates the picture in the ends of the '60ies. Yves Montand plays a gangster who is stranded in the mounains of France, in a small almost broke hotel. With the help of the daughters lover ( "amant") who sabotages some cars, more guests will arrive at the hotel, and at the end, Yves Montand with the money of a bank robbery, will restore the hotel and working as the cook.
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