Tag Archives: Lino Ventura

José Giovanni – Dernier domicile connu AKA Last Known Address (1970)

Synopsis:
As a result of a serious professional blunder, Inspector Leonetti finds himself transferred to a minor police department. There, he is assigned to a difficult case involving a certain Roger Martin, who has disappeared with his small daughter. Martin is in fact a key witness in a murder case and is required to give evidence against a well-known gangster. To help him in his hunt for Martin, Leonetti is teamed up with Jeanne, a young policewoman with next to no experience. By frequently changing his address Martin hopes not only to evade Leonetti and Jeanne, but also the band of gangsters who are determined to prevent him from testifying…
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Robert Enrico – Les aventuriers AKA The Last Adventure (1967)

Quote:
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot’s license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Read More »

Georges Lautner – Ne nous fâchons pas AKA Let’s Not Get Angry (1966)

IMDb wrote:
Antoine helps two former acquaintances escape the country, who repay him with a debt transfer. All he has to do is collect from some Léonard Michalon, but for that he will have to go into much trouble to keep the man alive. Read More »

Michel Boisrond – Le chemin des écoliers AKA Way of Youth (1959)

Synopsis:
Paris, 1943. With the country still under Nazi occupation and commodities severely rationed, ordinary French people muddle through as best they can. Charles Michaud is a law-abiding man of impeccable morals who becomes duly anxious when he finds that his 17-year-old son Antoine has been regularly absconding from school. Little does he know that his wayward offspring has been busy engaging in black market activities with his friend Paul Tiercelin, so that he can earn enough money to keep his mistress Yvette in the manner to which she has grown accustomed. Read More »

Claude Pinoteau – La gifle AKA The Slap (1974)

Synopsis:
Isabelle Douléan (Isabelle Adjani) is a medical student who lives with her dad, Jean (Lino Ventura). The fact that her parents (Ventura and Annie Girardot) don’t live together anymore does not bother her that much. Love life, cute guy (Jacques Spiesser), annoying boyfriend (Francis Perrin), exam failure, and yearning for independence are some of the things Isabelle must deal with. These are like a slap in the face for her; it’s something unexpected and painful at the same time… Read More »

Luciano Emmer – La ragazza in vetrina AKA La Fille dans la vitrine [+Extras] (1961)

PLOT SYNOPSIS:
A romantic drama partially set in Amsterdam, this standard tale starts out in a mining area in Holland where conditions are about as rough as they get. Two of the miners, Italians Federico (Lino Ventura) and Vincenzo (Bernard Fresson) take off together for the city’s red-light district, where the women pose in windows for prospective customers. There the duo meet Else (Marina Vlady) and Carrel (Magali Noel) who are willing to leave their windows to spend a weekend at a resort with the two men. Soon Else has fallen in love with Vincenzo and the future of the two hookers, as well as the miners, seems to look brighter.
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Claude Sautet – L’arme à gauche aka The Dictator’s Guns (1965) (HD)

Excellent adventure yarn, great locations, moody music. The last “action-picture” from the late great french director Claude Sautet – from this he went on and did Les choses de la vie, Cesar et Rosalie, Vincent, Francois, Paul et les autres, plus the two masterpieces Un coeur en hiver and Nelly et M.Arnaud, his final movie, from 1994. By the way, he also wrote Borsalino (for Jacques Deray) and Les yeux sans visage (for Georges Franju). L’arme a gauche is not, by all means, a great movie – but compared to the contemporary crap we’re fed every day it’s outstanding. Read More »