Horace Tumelat is the leader of a powerful political party, the R.A.S. At the zenith of his political career, Tumelat learns of the suicide of his old uncle Eusèbe, who brought him up. It transpires that for many years Eusèbe had been holding a man prisoner in his house, a blackmailer who threatened to expose Tumelat as a Nazi collaborator. Tumelat discovers that, before he died, his uncle left him a letter, which has mysteriously disappeared. As the politician sets out to find the missing letter, he attracts the attention of the policemen who are investigating his uncle’s death – they are far from convinced that he killed himself… —Filmsdefrance.com
Jean-Pierre Mocky (born July 6, 1933 in Nice) is the pseudonym of Jean-Paul Adam Mokiejewski, a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He appeared as an actor in the 1955 film Gli Sbandati and in many other movies, including some of those he also directed (Solo, L’albatros, L’Ombre d’une chance, Un Linceul n’a pas de poches…) His 1987 film Le Miraculé was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. —Wikipedia
In 106 minutes, Jean-Pierre Mocky, with its caustic and usual manner, enumerates the details of all possible nightmares a politician has to face during its career: extra-marital relations with a nubile girl, too curious journalists, a blackmailer who discovers hidden zones in his past, an assistant always present for any urges that can appear, etc.. So horrifying but so true! Good show but this one is already forgotten.