Gabin the quintessential tough-guy and Moreau resplendent as always pair up for this heist film one of the best of the French gangster films of the 1950s. In it Gabin is an aging thief who has already pulled off what he thinks was his last big job scoring enough gold to last him through his twilight years. Unfortunately one of his partners girlfriends has taken up with the boss of a rival gang and he quickly learns about the big score. Soon Maxs best friend is kidnapped and held for ransom. The blackmail scheme soon turns into a battle of wits between Max and the rival gang that includes a number of double-crosses and inevitably leads to tragic finish.
Release Date: 13 August 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Production Year: 1953
Main Language: French