Paris, 1938. In a lavishly decorated nightclub, couples dance the syncopated rhythms of Latin America: Rumba, Cucaracha, Tango, and also the Charleston, Foxtrot and Boston. Among beautiful ...
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Paris, 1938. In a lavishly decorated nightclub, couples dance the syncopated rhythms of Latin America: Rumba, Cucaracha, Tango, and also the Charleston, Foxtrot and Boston. Among beautiful women, local pimps and Mussolini's spies brush each other on the dance floor, and in the streets. A police inspector is charged with a difficult task, to clean-up the city streets - just when bodies start falling around, as the Mafia and the spies tend each other deadly traps.Written by
It is a very interesting film taking place in Paris during the few years before WW2. A period when French Nazis - The Hood - began to emerge. Pretty good atmosphere, many excellent, if not brilliant, characters and a faithful and accurate painting of this unknown period of history. Even French audiences know very few things about this era. Roger Hanin is awesome as well as a director as one of the leads. He gives here a very similar as the one he had in LE GRAND PARDON. I am surprised that this film was not still commented. You also have Niels Arestrup in one of his earliest performances, and not of his worst. No Sir... And, of course, last Lino Ventura's performance on screen, a few months before his death. A must see French crime movie.
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