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The Last Adventure (1967)

Les aventuriers (original title)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Robert Enrico (screenplay), José Giovanni (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Manu
Lino Ventura ... Roland
Joanna Shimkus ... Laetitia
Serge Reggiani ... Le pilote / Pilot
Hans Meyer ... Le mercenaire
Jean Darie ... L'oncle
Jean Trognon Jean Trognon ... Jeanjean - le jeune cousin de Laetitia
Odile Poisson ... Yvette
Irène Tunc ... La secrétaire de Kyobaski
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Kyobaski, le producteur (as Valery Inkiginoff)
Raoul Guylad ... Le snob
Jean Landier Jean Landier
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Un tueur
Patrick Bernhard Patrick Bernhard ... (as Patrick Bernard)
Roland Fleury Roland Fleury
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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. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Daredevil Pilot...Grand Prix Driver...Wild Beauty...Ptted Against a Pack of Human Sharks!

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 April 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Adventure See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A (kind of) sequel was made in 1983: The Ruffian. It was directed by José Giovanni (who also wrote Les Aventuriers) and again starred Lino Ventura. Delon was replaced with the young actor Bernard Giraudeau. The plot again is about the hunt for some hidden underwater treasure but now set in Canada. See more »

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In the end, in the Museum in Normandy, founded by Baron, who lived in Africa, we see different African animals. one of them is clearly brush-tail possum, who lives only in Australia and New Zealand. See more »

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Referenced in Once Upon a Body (1969) See more »

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Enterrement Sous-Marin
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
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Very good movie about a trio of sympathetic characters become involved to rescue a sunk treasure in Africa
11 December 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This interesting as well as intimate story is a passionate retelling and a touching drama about three friends , two men an a woman ; all of them develop a wonderful friendship . This top-drawer motion picture mingles tenderness , drama , warm humor , emotion and sensibility . It deals with two adventurers and best friends, Roland (Lino Ventura , fetish actor of filmmaker Robert Enrico) , a Grand Prix driver, and Manu (Alain Delon) , a daredevil pilot . Manu is victim of a joke that costs him his pilot's license . The agreeable duo meets Alicia (Joanna Shimkus who subsequently married Sidney Poitier) , a sensitive sculptor who dreams of buying an old fort in Charente-Maritime . With seeming contrition , the jokers tell Roland and Manu about a crashed aircraft lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with jewels and other riches . The Congo journey results to be a treason , they are double-crossed by the pilot (Serge Reggniani) of the crashed plane and the adventurers must pick up the pieces . Later on , they carry out a voyage to Boyardville , Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, and its island : ¨Fort Boyard¨, (France) , where takes place several adventures and risks . There they are pitted against a pack of human sharks (Guy Delorme , Hand Meyer among others) in a tragic ending .

This exciting film contains romantic elements , brooding drama , intrigue , tragic events and thrills especially on its final part . It packs lingering images in which are narrated the lovely relationship between the amiable Alain Delon and Lino Ventura along with the gorgeous Joanna Simkus , as the three adventurers set off to find a sunk loot . This timeless movie displays haunting and powerful scenes , it's plenty of frames which stay forever in the mind . Romantic thriller that deals with a particular buddy movie between Lino Ventura and Alain Delon , a special relationship among two different characters along with the enticing Joanna Shimkus , turning into a beloved friendship and a marvelous love story . Top notch performance from protagonist trio , Lino Ventura as the tough as well as sensible driver , Alain Delon as a valiant pilot and special mention to Joanna Shimkus as Laetitia , an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers . Lively musical score by Francois Roubaix is enjoyable and cheerful , full of piano sounds and whistles , including catching leitmotif . Colorful and shimmer cinematography filmed on location in Boyardville, Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, and Fort Boyard, Charente France .

The motion picture was stunningly written and directed by Robert Enrico , being based on an excellent novel by Jose Giovanni , a notorious writer and filmmaker . Enrico started directing short movies , as his shorts gave him critical acclaim very early in his career. Having become the maker of popular movies after an arty debut, he was awarded the best movie "César" for "Le vieux Fusil" or ¨Old gun¨ before becoming the long-time president of "L'Académie des Césars". He was a good professional who directed interesting films as ¨Jailsbird vacation¨ , ¨Le secret¨ ,¨Rum Runners¨, ¨The wise guys¨ , ¨An occurrence at Owl Creek¨ and his masterpiece ¨The adventurers¨ . Rating : 7,5 , better than average. Worthwhile watching . The film will appeal to French cinema lovers .


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