Small-time gangster Ugo Piazza has just been released from prison. He tries to convince the police, the mob, and his sadistic former associate that he wants to go straight. But everyone believes he has $300,000 of stolen money hidden somewhere…
Italian B-movie auteur Fernando Di Leo was a master of crime whose 70s pulp fiction—stylish and nihilistic, funky and continental. He has been a big influence on Tarantino and continues to delight cinephiles looking for a walk on the wild side. Danger is forever.
The drizzly Italian winter scenery imbues it with a compelling chilliness, a sub-flavor of Jean-Pierre Melville, especially in the relationship between the protagonist and an old buddy of his who lives by a code.