Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas...
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Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas. The duo are soon assigned a very difficult mission: to find a man whose evidence is instrumental in convicting a murderer. They start searching throughout Paris...Written by
Marlène Jobert tells in her biography that she and her co star Lino Ventura barely spoke to each other on the shooting because she refused to accept the role after she first accepted. But she eventually went back on her decision and she and Ventura forgot the incident several years later. See more »
The film ends with a quotation:
--- car la vie est un bien perdu quand on n'a pas vecu comme on l'aurait voulu
and claims it is by Eminescu, a Romanian poet. This is wrong. The quotation is from the work of another Romanian poet, Gheorghe Cosbuc. See more »
Tough times faced by French actors Lino Ventura and Marlène Jobert in a dramatic thriller directed by José Giovanni.
It was in 1970 that French director/screen writer José Giovanni directed one of his famous films "Dernier Domicile Connu"/Last known address. As the film remained very much true to life, it has still not lost any of its beauty or shine. It is also very much relevant to contemporary times wherein heroes, heroines and their honors, ideas and opinions are brushed aside for certain individuals. In the film, 'Last known address' there is some great work done by actors. Lino Ventura is the one who would not stop at anything to reclaim his lost honor. He has always viewed his honesty as a force. Marlène Jobert's character undergoes major changes especially with regards to her involvement with Lino Ventura. In the beginning, she is shown as a mere colleague but ends up being a companion of life. In many ways, 'Last Known Address' questions whether the price paid by an honest police officer allows anybody to question police forces and their methods in dealing with criminals. Lastly, despite turning itself into a suspense thriller towards the end, this José Giovanni film manages to remain more of a 'drama film'.
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