Cinema: Dishonor Among Thieves

Symphony for a Massacre. In a Parisian gambling den, five men gather to blueprint a million-dollar caper. They ante up $100,000 apiece and dispatch -one of their number by train to Marseille to buy 50 kilograms of narcotics, easily resalable at double the price. The bagman shows off a roomy new briefcase that he hopes will be adequate for his assignment.

Once the details of the plot are arranged, Director Jacques Deray lets his camera single out a lacertilian sharper known as Jabeke (Jean Rochefort), who has long since betrayed the principle of honor among thieves by dallying with the wife (Danièla...

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