Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife’s plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon), to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned assault on the vault of a Cannes casino.
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35mm. Most of the film is a routine done by technicians of the highest category and sometimes can be boring, but we have to except the magnificent opening credits, an architectural synthesis of what real estate speculation developed in cities' suburbs. The final, a filmic division of one action's space by different intersected points of view (camera and characters) is, by far, what is most pleasing about this film.