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Effraction (1983)

During a robbery that goes wrong, Valentin Tralande kills his accomplices and bank customers.


Daniel Duval


Daniel Duval, Francis Ryck (novel) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlène Jobert ... Kristine
Jacques Villeret ... Valentin Tralande
Bruno Cremer ... Pierre
Jean-Pierre Dravel Jean-Pierre Dravel ... Le commissaire
Robert Darame Robert Darame ... L'adjoint du commissaire
Denise Filiatrault ... La barmaid
Robert Kramer Robert Kramer ... Le garçon d'étage
Bernard Montagner Bernard Montagner ... Un inspecteur
Georges Licastro Georges Licastro ... Le directeur de l'hôtel
Florent Pagny ... Le jeune homme agressé
Philippe Landoulsi Philippe Landoulsi ... Le réceptionniste
Magali Leiris Magali Leiris ... La prostituée
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Un gangster
Jean-Pierre Thomacini Jean-Pierre Thomacini ... Un inspecteur
Jacques Vincey Jacques Vincey ... Un gangster


During a robbery that goes wrong, Valentin Tralande kills his accomplices and bank customers.

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Release Date:

6 April 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Comando Especial: Homem a Abater See more »

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ATC 3000 See more »
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Acccording to Francis Ryck, the novelist whose the book was adapted from, the director Daniel Duval was drunk on the shooting and only a girl friend of his told him what to do on the set. The female lead Marlène Jobert was very upset and left several times because of this situation. See more »

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Absolutely dreadful!
26 June 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is the kind of dud which passes for thriller !Directing is awful,acting is either ludicrous(Villeret) or totally listless (Jobert and Cremer)

Jacques Villeret is a gangster on the lam ;he has killed all his mates and now he takes hostages.His swagger is priceless:when he's wearing his wig,he resembles Obelix,complete with moustache and paunch,and when he takes off his disguise,he looks like a caricature of the killer-with-frames-of -mind-who -is not-that-much-wicked-after-all.His hostages are people who have style:Cremer is a mathematician and Jobert a doctor:their love story is not unlike the ones we saw in the disaster movies of the seventies,perhaps even more vapid ,if it's possible.

A pox on it.

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