L'Argent (1983) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to turn to crime and murder...

  • The story of how a 500 franc note destroys a man's life. Two young teenagers pass the forged banknote on onto an unwitting camera shop clerk. The shop manager, knowing full well the note is useless, passes it on to Yvon Targe, a fuel delivery man. Yvon has to cover the loss and the need for money soon sees him turning to crime. After being sentenced to 3 years in jail for assisting others in a bank robbery, his wife Elise leaves him and bad behavior soon has him in solitary confinement. On his release, Yvon turns to murder.

  • A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.


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