29 January 2014 | christopher-underwood
sparkling black and white
Splendid, sparkling black and white widescreen crime caper from Jose Benazeraf. Occasionally resembling a US 'roughie' this is a stylised Movie with, very much, the look of the french new wave. Surprisingly violent with some battle between a bunch of cool kids and the more established crooks and pimps. Whole scenes seem to suddenly jump into action as the cool ones leap into poses. There is a great scene where they dance to a juke box and another when apropos nothing one of the girls imitates a shop window mannequin as she walks by. Always great looking, ever violent, sometimes amusing this also has some wonderful cabaret and striptease sequences. A little uneven and fades towards the end but quite a find and much recommended view.