Michel has stolen from his employer, Mr Bellanger, for the love of Juliette. He is now in jail. One night, while sleeping in his cell, he wakes up all of a sudden, the gates open and he ... See full summary »
The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.
Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »
How an honest judge challenges the French police system ?
It is hard to believe that this film has been directed by Marcel Carné,a man who gave the world one of the most admired French films called "Les enfants du paradis".The basic idea of this film consists of the conflict between judiciary and police which has pernicious effect on society as ordinary citizens are harassed in the name of police investigation and routine procedure.Marcel Carné shows that in a democratic setup even the life of a most ordinary citizen is as important as that of a respected lawmaker.This is because nobody is above the law.Jacques Brel gives one of his most memorable performances of his career as a judge who investigates a case involving the death of a small time criminal.Les Assassins de l'ordre is one of the few French films which tackled the theme of police versus judge.Marcel Carné shows his hero to be critical of injustice taking place around him.This film needs to be seen for its sympathetic portrayal of French youth who support judge Level in his quest for truth.There are good supporting performances by Charles Denner,Didier Haudepin and Michel Lonsdale.
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