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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »
In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte. He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist Jude. When the middle-aged Isabelle Pigot hires him to investigate the disappearance of her blind twenty year-old daughter Marthe Pigot that worked at the Drillard Foundation for blinds, the Police Inspector Coccioli seeks Choucas out and asks him to drop the case. But Choucas proceeds with the investigation and schedules an encounter with Isabelle in a square, but she is murdered with a shot on the forehead. Chouca continues to investigate and soon the dirty Chief Inspector Madrier tries to kill Chouca, but he is only wounded and kills the inspector in self-defense. Then two criminals abduct Chouca but he succeeds to escape. He meets his secret partner, the retired Chief of Police Haymann, and Charlotte and they disclose a case of narcotics. Further, Choucas learns that he has ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[Around 00:41:xx] Choucas is searching in Kasper's pockets. Look closely and you'll see a few things moving from scene to scene : the gun beside Kasper's head, the ammo clips near his right hand, and the banknotes on his belly (whereas Choucas had thrown them beside him). See more »
Not a Classic by far but an Extremely Fun Thriller
Sometimes we need to get reminded that even cheaply produced movies can be great fun. Alain Delon's Director Debut here comes as a thirteen in a dozen French "policier" flick. The difference is that the actors are obviously having great fun on the set while the movie is presented with a well mixed variety of Violence, fun and some smart lines.
Alain Delon is cool on camera and even behind the camera. A smart fun but further unmemorable film. Alain continued to direct his next to films as well (although only credited for le battant).
Pour la peau d'un flic is an inseparable part of my Delon movie collection.
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