Razzia sur la Chnouf

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Gabin is an underworld enforcer, hired by drug lord Dalio to streamline his organisation and weed out unreliable elements. With back-up from equivocal hitmen Ventura and Rémy, the job is accomplished with maximum ruthlessness. But the hitmen rightly suspect that Gabin is playing a double game and few of the cast are still standing after the climax. This comparatively obscure example of '50s-style gangsterism in the hardboiled French manner testifies to the vitality of that whole group of movies. The somewhat self-conscious brutality is mitigated by the authority of Gabin, whose underplaying is a treat to watch. Razzia sur la Chnouf ('Drugs Raid') was called Razzia in the US and Chnouf in the UK. Go figure.

By: BBa


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Henri Decoin
Auguste Le Breton, Maurice Griffe, Henri Decoin
Jean Gabin
Magali Noël
Lino Ventura
Albert Rémy
Marcel Dalio
Paul Frankeur
Lila Kedrova
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