Cinema: Poule Haul

How Not to Rob a Department Store. It is Dec. 24 at the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. Into the throng of late shoppers come two colossally inept hoods (Jean-Claude Brialy, Albert Remy), intent on hijacking 100 million francs from the cashier's office. Straight off, they discover that they have forgotten to bring tools. Detouring to "basement hardware," they lose more time through a plumbing mishap, Santa's payday and a jammed elevator—then, none too brilliantly, bring off the heist. A couple of minutes later, they lose the cash to a teen gang that has been holding up a tiny...

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