Action Man

Synopsis: Sophisticated crook talks ex-crook and now respectable business man into one last caper. This highly planned and well executed crime goes off without a hitch until rival bad guys want a piece of the action.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jean Delannoy
Production: VCI Entertainment
95 min

Is that you, Denis?


So, youre still here?

Should your books be less messy,

I would have gone home

a long time ago.

Oh, right, I forgot this was

the end of the month.

You forget everything.

What time is it?

- 7:
25, I think.

It doesnt look like a hot day.

There must be quite a load.

What load?

On the other side of the road.

The American soldiers pay.

Well, theyre entitled

to a few precautions:

there are supposed to

be 500 millions there.

That much?

Thats what Ive been told.

the salary of your laziness.

Thank you.

Why only 2.700?

What about the boilers repairs?

Youve got no mercy for me.

Are you or are you not,

an equal partner?

And what about the Dutch beer?

Im thinking of it.

- Youre thinking of it!

It should have arrived two days ago.

Youre really not fun, I tell you:

I have to take care of everything.

Every time I take care of something,

I never do it the right way.

Youre always grumbling.

Im grumbling when I have to.

What I call common sense,

you call grumbling.

It really was more endurable

when you used to join me upstairs.

You were considerate then.

And you took advantage of it.

A girl must take

advantage of middle age,

while its still lusting.

Yeah, well, dont forget

the Dutch beer, alright?

Wake up, Gaston, its pay day!

Thank you, boss.

I wasnt sleeping. I never close

more than one eye, like an Alsatian.

I filled her up.

When it comes to filling up,

I trust you.

Oh, mister Farrand.

Just a tiny litre.

My motto being:
drink while

youre thirsty, never more.

Good morning, mister Farrand.

- Good morning, chef.

Good morning, mister Farrand.

Good morning. Go and fetch

the meat in my car, will you?

Good morning, mister Farrand.

Good morning, sir.

- Good morning, Louise.

What is that?

Mrs. Farrand came here.

She took away the hare.

And she prefers this?

This is quite colourful,

but it doesnt mean much.

Paintings are like the army:

better not try to understand.

Hi, love. Why do you

look at me like that?

No reason. Did you finish

your bookkeeping?

Yes I did, and let me tell you that it

was no piece of cake, thanks to Betty.

Hey! You received the

proofs of your book!

How come theyre not in colour?

For a paperback,

it would be too expensive.

Your publisher must be

quite the ruffian.

Another would be the same.

Hey, heres my hare.

I fail to see why you took it down.

I think its looking good

in a restaurant.

What about this?

Is this looking good too?

What is this?

It might be talcum powder.

Well, what do you know?

- So now its drugs!

I dont know anything about it.

I think getting people hooked is abject.

- So do I, and you can believe me.

I believe you, Denis,

but youll admit that

Ive got reasons to worry.

Even in Indochina, I never took

any part in the drug business.

Do you think Id start here?

What do those bags mean, then?

They mean somebodys been

dealing without my permission,

and I dont like it.

Will I be able to rest easy

one day, Denis?

Whats keeping you from resting easy?

All those blokes you associate with.

I dont associate with anybody.

Sometimes, I have a drink with

a few old pals, but thats all.

Youre taking it back?

- Yes, I am.


Bartender, please!

- Coming, Maam.

I guess you need a pumice stone.

You scum! Ill teach you

to deal your junk here.

I just wanted to

straighten the painting up;

it was tipped on one side.

Im going to straighten you face up,

just wait and see.

What about this?

Does she want cigarettes?

Now I warn you:
if youve got

other hiding places in here,

just take your junk

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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