Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle.
Daredevil Pilot...Grand Prix Driver...Wild Beauty...Ptted Against a Pack of Human Sharks!
Did You Know?
A (kind of) sequel was made in 1983: The Ruffian. It was directed by José Giovanni (who also wrote Les Aventuriers) and again starred Lino Ventura. Delon was replaced with the young actor Bernard Giraudeau. The plot again is about the hunt for some hidden underwater treasure but now set in Canada. See more
Around 01:12:14, the mercenary gets shot on the wrist, but on the next shot, he's holding his arm. See more
Referenced in Once Upon a Body
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix
Sung by Théo Sarapo See more