When Simon is released from prison, he emerges with a bold kidnapping scheme. He enlists the help of an old cohort and his former lover, Martine, to kidnap a young boy. The child’s father is an employee at a bank, and the three criminals blackmail the financial institution, demanding $1 million in ransom. Out of fear, the bank pays the sum, but the kidnappers may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Director: Claude Lelouch. AKA The Crook
Writers: Claude Lelouch (story), Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau & Pierre Uytterhoeven (screenplay), Claude Lelouch (dialogue).
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Danièle Delorme, Charles Gérard, Christine Lelouch, Yves Robert, Judith Magre, Aldo Maccione, Paul Le Person, Amidou, Gérard Sire, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Gabriella Giorgelli, Luciano Pigozzi, Mimmo Palmara, Pierre Zimmer, Charles Denner, Sacha Distel.