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The Nada Gang (1974)
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A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »

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Buenaventura Diaz
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Marcel Treuffais
Maurice Garrel ...
André Épaulard
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Goemond
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D'Arey
Didier Kaminka ...
Meyer
André Falcon ...
Le ministre / The Minister
François Perrot
Lyle Joyce ...
Richard Poindexter
Viviane Romance ...
Madame Gabrielle
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Veronique Cash
Henri Attal
Jean-Marie Arnoux
George Birt
François Cadet
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A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in the countryside. The French Minister gives a blank cheque to the violent chief of police Goemond that is assigned to destroy the kidnappers. Then the Minister makes him the scapegoat of the messy situation to protect the State. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They Were All Rotten to the Core!

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6 February 1974 (France)  »

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Buenaventura Diaz: [after shooting the hostage] They've come to kill us! Not to capture us but to massacre us! That's one less diplomat!
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Solid political thriller in a neo-noir vein
16 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Story of a kidnapping and abduction of a political figure that concentrates on the responses of the politicians and police in covering their rears and manipulating information available for public consumption.

The entire cast did good work here. The script and direction had no weakness in bringing out character. The story moved along briskly without any boring spots. The action scenes were realistic. Indeed, the story telling throughout was realistic.

The film made good use of a variety of locations.

The political aspects were made quite explicit, both in action and a short monologue at one point. This was an artistic choice that might have brought the movie down but managed not to. The movie had an anti-state message to deliver by showing the perfidy of the state's behavior and how one level of authority conflicts with others and uses them. It also had an anti-violent-anarchism message to deliver and it accomplished that as well.

Overall quite a good movie and one that can be watched repeatedly. It carried an air of frustration, despair, desperation and fatality that things would not go well, and the corruption of the officials added greatly to that. This made the neo-noir style and influence unmistakable.


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