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Last In, First Out (1978)

L'ordre et la sécurité du monde (original title)
A woman on a train becomes the center of attention when she is mistaken for a spy by opposing factions who are traveling on the same line.


Claude d'Anna


Marie-France Bonin (scenario and dialogue), Claude d'Anna (scenario and dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Cremer ... Lucas Richter
Donald Pleasence ... Rothko
Laure Dechasnel ... Hélène Lehman
Dennis Hopper ... Medford
Joseph Cotten ... Foster Johnson
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Herzog
Michel Bouquet ... Banquier Muller
Pierre Santini Pierre Santini ... Martial Kauffer
Henri Serre ... Massonnier
Baaron Baaron ... N'Gami
Gérard Essomba Gérard Essomba ... Le fonctionnaire de la R.O.A.
Robert Darmel Robert Darmel ... Le douanier
Georges Montillier Georges Montillier ... Le concierge
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Le réceptionniste
Alain Flick Alain Flick ... Le barman


A woman on a train becomes the center of attention when she is mistaken for a spy by opposing factions who are traveling on the same line.

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Referenced in An Almost Perfect Affair (1979) See more »

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The multinationals work behind the scenes...
25 May 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...and stay behind the scenes.A bizarre cast gathers French actors(Chabrol's favorite ,Michel Bouquet,Bruno Cremer,Pierre Santini ,Henri Serre -remember Jim in "Jules et Jim"?-) ,an actress who was also the script writer,under another name,and American stars such as Joseph Cotten and Dennis Hopper.Plus Donald Pleasance in a three-minute appearance.

Because of a passport,a woman is involved in a story she does not understand at all (the same goes for the viewer).The plot is too diffuse,the stakes too vague to successfully drag the audience.Hints at the third world , its cheap workforce and nukes are not convincing,even if the picture of the newspaper on the dead body is impressive enough.And the title is pretension itself.

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Release Date:

30 August 1978 (France) See more »

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Last In, First Out See more »

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Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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