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Countdown (1971)

Comptes à rebours (original title)
10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Pigaut

Writers:

André G. Brunelin (original scenario), Roger Pigaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Bouquet ... Valberg
Serge Reggiani ... François Nolan
Hubert Deschamps ... Le concierge / Janitor (as Hubert Deschamp)
Joëlle Bernard Joëlle Bernard ... Suzy
Serge Sauvion Serge Sauvion ... Jebel
Jean-Marc Bory ... Ferrier
Amidou ... Macyas
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Zampa
André Pousse ... Gi
Jeanne Moreau ... Madeleine St Rose
Jean Desailly ... Michel St Rose
Simone Signoret ... Léa
Charles Vanel ... Juliani
Pippo Merisi Pippo Merisi ... Livio
Bob Asklöf ... Narcisse (the hit man)
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Storyline

10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop disfigured by François. Now, François is back for revenge. As nobody knows who the traitor was, the former accomplices lose their head. The disfigured cop is also waiting for the right moment to take his revenge on François. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Circle of Vengeance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Thème De Nolan
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Revenge
2 January 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Roger Pigaut was first an actor.His most memorable part was in Autant-Lara's "Douce" (1942).But he is probably best remembered for his part of villain D'Escrainville in the two final episodes of the Angélique saga.

He had made two films before ,one of them -which has got a rather good reputation- was "Le Cerf -Volant du Bout du Monde" probably influenced by previous works by Albert Lamorisse ("le Ballon Rouge" )

"Comptes à rebours" is the umpteenth story of the man who has just been released from jail and who wants to take revenge on his accomplices who betrayed him (only one of them did it actually,but as he does not know who...) The interest lies in the cast, a real who's who of the actors of the era :Serge Reggiani as the lead,Michel Bouquet,Simone Signoret,Jeanne Moreau,Charles Vanel...


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