Ça va Barder…

Film, Action and adventure
Such curiosity as this retains is centred on the director, a member of the Hollywood blacklist diaspora. This was his first credited work in Europe, a comedy thriller that features much slapstick along with the scuffling and chasing about expected of an Eddie Constantine vehicle. Although not a Lemmy Caution adventure, the film includes several piquant cross-references to Godard's subsequent Alphaville, notably Eddie's arrival in the imaginary Puerto Negro, his luggage consisting of two shirts, a .45 and an attitude of undeceived toughness. But the Constantine style - grinning wolfishly at the crooks before sorting them out and scowling at the dames, ditto - now seems very period. Berry directs himself in a rather masochistic role, getting roughed up by Eddie, dunked in the sea and finally machine gunned to pieces.

By: BBa

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Berry
Screenwriter: John Berry, Henri-François Rey, Jacques Bost, Jacques Nahum
Cast: Eddie Constantine
May Britt
Jean Danet
Monique Van Vooren
John Berry
Jess Hahn
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