A journalist on the payroll of a major newspaper, Michel Dolannes is forced to resign when his employer refuses to allow him to write what he knows to be the truth. With the support a young woman named Mira and an old friend Jo he creates his own newspaper, financed by snobs and society women. Once he has found a printer, Dolannes starts to publish articles which previously would have been suppressed, articles denouncing sporting scandals and corrupt politicians of all persuasions. But in his crusade to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, Dolannes makes some very dangerous enemies… —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
A well-known French critic said once that Jean-Pierre Mocky could be classified between André Cayatte and Jesus Franco. No Pockets in a Shroud certainly won't change his mind. The film is an indictment denouncing all the means employed by politicians and crooked businessmen to muzzle the press. Now, it's filmed like a Z movie with a shaking camera, improbable editing and well-known actors. It's special and fascinating in the same time. Recommended.