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Time Out says

The setting is a Nazi-occupied country (explicitly not France - quelle suggestion!) where Frank, the son of a blowsy brothel keeper, spends his days hanging out with the girls and their German clients, and his nights hanging out with the boys, stealing and black marketeering. Mired in self-disgust, he proceeds to ever greater atrocities - murdering an old lady who was kind to him as a child, arranging the rape of a naive neighbour who's in love with him - and finally, the depths plumbed, getting himself executed. The tone is non-sensational; indeed, from the start, the film seems as exhausted as its hero is by the finish: you wonder if the director even bothered to show up. Mostly, it induces gloom to no useful end.
Written by BBa

Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Luis Saslavsky
  • Screenwriter:Luis Saslavsky, André Tabet
  • Cast:
    • Daniel Ivernel
    • Bâlpetré
    • Daniel Gélin
    • Jean-Pierre Mocky
    • Marie Mansart
    • Véra Norman
    • Nadine Basile
    • Valentine Tessier
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