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The Decadent Influence (1965)

Une fille et des fusils (original title)
Five youths quit their low paying work to become thieves, and inspired by film noir study boxing and judo to set up a school for future gangsters.

Director:

Claude Lelouch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Janine Magnan Janine Magnan ... Martine
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Jean-Pierre
Jacques Portet Jacques Portet ... Jacques
Amidou ... Amidou
Pierre Barouh Pierre Barouh ... Pierre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... La prostituée
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Storyline

Five youths quit their low paying work to become thieves, and inspired by film noir study boxing and judo to set up a school for future gangsters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 June 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Be a Crook See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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A fiercely inventive action packed caper....
30 April 2001 | by Herr NosferatuSee all my reviews

This film stands out in the french new wave of film making. Director Claude Lelouch creates a richly inventive, powerfully captivating action/western/thriller/gangster movie.

What truly stands out in this meticulously crafted film is the intense and amazing narrative structure it presents. Gradually showing the rise of a french hoodlum gang to the ranks of sadistic merciless killers and robbers, the film shows a wide range of emotions; humor, shame, amazement, fear and thrills...

Filmed in a very simplistic manner, (almost in a documentary format), this is a very surprising and complex picture....

The acting isn't as brilliant as the superb cinematography in which they (the actors) play. The lighting is pure and not too obvious.. The camera zooms and angles are magnificent and intricately performed..

A mesmerizing and strong film worth seeing again and again.........!!!!


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