Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »
Doctor Galipeau has a brother, Emile, whose wife has just given birth to a baby boy and who dreams of owning a house. He has just examined Louis Martinet, an old man who, according to him, ... See full summary »
Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like ... See full summary »
Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories ... See full summary »
Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with ... See full summary »
A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »
Martine and Jacques knew their friend before he became an important television personality, but have not seen him for over ten years. They are hospitable people - witness the fact that they... See full summary »
The title is surrealist:"the cry of the cormoran by night above the junks" ;in fact, both Bernard Blier and Paul Meurisse try to "imitate " it in the last five minutes.Before,the connection between the title and the plot escapes me,I fear...
All that remains is a dreadful hodgepodge ,a story of gangsters which defies the imagination,so to speak..Michel Audiard told it so: as many stupidities in an incoherent screenplay as you can put in an eighty-minute film.
Michel Audiard can be a good screenwriter ,with plenty of hilarious lines (for instance,in Gilles Grangier's "Un Cave" (1961);but as a director,he is thoroughly incompetent :his actors are left to their own devices and are,most of the time ,unbearable (particularly Marion Game as a nymphomaniac in miniskirt);the cast is enticing but the movie is not.
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