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Le vent se lève

Directed by Yves Ciampi
France, Italy, 1959
Drama

Synopsis

A freighter captain’s family suffers financial difficulties. To help them, he involves himself in a plot to destroy his ship so they can collect the insurance money. They plan to destroy the vessel by loading it with a time bomb and then sailing it into an active mine field.

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Le vent se lève Directed by Yves Ciampi

Critics reviews

It achieves the considerable feat of being insipid and grotesque. Should one abuse the film? Hold it in contempt? Commiserate with its maker? Truth to tell, I hardly know where to start in saying what is wrong. . . . Yves Ciampi, for instance, doesn’t even know how to direct an actor in a matt shot in relation to a real décor. Impossible to say more. As M. Teste would say: ‘Stupidity is not my strong point.’
February 04, 1959

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