On the death of his grandmother, odd-job man Loulou Dupin is delighted to learn that he has inherited a large Parisian apartment. He hastens to Paris to view the apartment, hoping to sell it as soon as he can. He is surprised to find that the apartment is occupied by two attractive young women, Laura and Valérie. Unbeknown to Loulou, the latter belong to a terrorist cell which is using the apartment as a headquarters for their operations. Laura flirts with Loulou to distract him, whilst her murderous friends try – without success – to put him out of the way. By the time Loulou learns the truth, Laura and her friends have disappeared. Accompanied by his best friend Alvaro, a vindictive Loulou pursues Laura to Mexico. There, he discovers that the terrorists are preparing for the most spectacular coup of their career… —filmsdefrance
Gérard Oury (29 April 1919, Paris – 20 July 2006, Saint-Tropez) was a French film director, actor and writer. His real name was Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum.
The son of Serge Tannenbaum, a violinist, and Marcelle Houry, a journalist, Oury studied at Lycée Janson de Sailly and at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. He became a member of the Comédie-Française just one year before World War II, but fled to Switzerland to escape the anti-Jewish laws decreed by the Vichy government.
After 1945 he re-started his career as an actor, performing in the theatre and in supporting roles in the cinema. Oury became a movie director in 1959 (The Itchy Palm) and gained his first success in 1961 with Crime Does Not Pay (Le crime ne paie pas).
Joining André Bourvil and Louis de Funès as a comic duo, he burst into commercial filmmaking with 1965’s The Sucker (Le corniaud). The following year, Don’t Look Now… We’re Being Shot At! (La Grande Vadrouille) was even more successful… read more