Two rival gangs fight over drugs trafficking. An American hitman, Timetti The Mute, lands in Marseille with the intention to make a delivery to Arnakos’ gang but he’s denounced to the police forces and Camposantos, an easygoing customs officer, must arrest him.
Arizona Colt is a likable smartass bounty killer who happens to be around when a ruthless gang of Mexicans break a number of inmates out of a prison. The leader of the gang, a tub of lard named Gordo, forces all the inmates to join his gang but Colt refuses.
Johnny First arrives in the Wild West town of Santa Carolina one day reading ‘The History of World Cinema’. He has come to bring civilisation to the drunk, tough cowboys with his film projector and collection of Silent films.
Fear and the plot to hurt someone are at the centre of the story and also impact on directorial techniques. Well acted and directed, this is one of the best known and indicative films of Romanian Cinema in the late Seventies and early Eighties, at the times of Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship.
Armand Favrot decides to put his erstwhile gangster career firmly behind him when he moves to the small town of Honfleur. To the locals, he appears to be an upstanding citizen, generously buying tombola tickets and ferrying children to Switzerland for their holidays.