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The Nada Gang (1974)

Nada (original title)
A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Claude Chabrol (screenplay), Antonietta Malzieri (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Buenaventura Diaz
Michel Duchaussoy ... Marcel Treuffais
Maurice Garrel ... André Épaulard
Michel Aumont ... Goemond
Lou Castel ... D'Arey
Didier Kaminka ... Meyer
André Falcon André Falcon ... Le ministre / The Minister
François Perrot
Lyle Joyce Lyle Joyce ... Richard Poindexter
Viviane Romance ... Madame Gabrielle
Mariangela Melato ... Veronique Cash
Henri Attal Henri Attal
Jean-Marie Arnoux Jean-Marie Arnoux
George Birt George Birt
François Cadet François Cadet
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Storyline

A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in the countryside. The French Minister gives a blank cheque to the violent chief of police Goemond that is assigned to destroy the kidnappers. Then the Minister makes him the scapegoat of the messy situation to protect the State. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They Were All Rotten to the Core!

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Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 February 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anarhikoi See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the novel "Nada", by Jean-Patrick Manchette. In fact, while the gang members are discussing the plan in Treuffais' apartment, Díaz notes that the brothel the ambassador should be at is located between Kleber Avenue and Manchette Street. That is a screenwriters' funny idea. In the novel, there is not any Manchette Street, obviously. See more »

Quotes

Buenaventura Diaz: Shit! Long live death!
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Featured in The Son of Gascogne (1995) See more »

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Confused and Pointless Message
4 February 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz (Fabio Testi) abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter (Lyle Joyce) in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in the countryside. The French Minister (André Falcon) gives a blank cheque to the violent chief of police Goemond to destroy the kidnappers and then makes him the scapegoat to protect the State.

"Nada" is a political thriller by Claude Chabrol with a confused and pointless message. Maybe in the historical moment of its release (1974), with the United States of America sponsoring the dictatorships in South America, this acid criticism to the role and behavior of the State could work. But in 2011, this film is dated. In this genre, I still prefer Costa-Gravas films. My vote is six.

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