Having escaped from a prison in the South of France, three convicts waste no time finding a boat that will take them to a foreign country. Albert Fourbieux, Serge and Kopetsky have just twelve hours to procure the money and passports that will allow them to make good their escape. The only problem is that it is the 14th of July and the whole village is immersed in the customary celebrations. Fourbieux attempts to obtain passports through his friends, Monsieur and Madame César. Injured, Kopetsky must stay in hiding, but he is determined to get in touch with his girlfriend, Barbara… —Filmsdefrance.com
Géza von Radványi (26 September 1907 – 27 November 1986) was a Hungarian film director, cinematographer, producer and writer.
Brother of the writer Sándor Márai, Géza von Radványi made his debut in journalism before moving to cinema in 1941. He aimed to create a popular cinema in the 1950s and 1960s that would rival Hollywood studios, due to European coproductions.
He began at the end of the 1940s, with Valahol Európában and Donne senza nome, neorealist dramas with no concession to the ravages of war and the postwar period. During the 1950s, von Radványi changed his style: L’Étrange Désir de monsieur Bard, with Michel Simon and Geneviève Page (1953), and, above all, the success of his remake of Mädchen in Uniform with Lilli Palmer, Marthe Mercadier and the young rising star, Romy Schneider (1958). He also made in the same decade Ihr Verbrechen war Liebe, a thriller based on a script by Boileau and Narcejac, with Lino Ventura and Laurent Terzieff, as well as a slapstick… read more