Vincent Cabral, a violinist and occasional jewel thief, returns to France hoping to renew his acquaintance with his younger brother Virgile, whom he has not seen for three years. Vincent’s return coincides with a spate of terrorist attacks which target the bourgeoisie, mostly wealthy businessmen. The police investing the attacks soon discover they are the work of anarchist students who are hell-bent on overthrowing the capitalist system. When Vincent discovers that his own brother is leading the terrorist group, he sets about trying to find him. But as he does so, he arouses the suspicion of the police and unwittingly becomes caught up in Virgile’s private battle… —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
Shot during the May 1968 events in Paris after Mocky heard students discussing their urge to toughen the revolution and develop terrorist actions. If one excepts Mocky, actors are not very good here and the production is rather cheap (there is no blood on the ground after the machine-gun initial killing... for instance) but the film contains interesting caustic dialogues about the bourgeois/marxist fracture. A curiosity.