ÉCHEC AU PORTEUR
Directed by : Gilles GRANGIER
Year of production : 1957 Country : FRANCE Length : 87 minutes
Bastien Sassey (Serge Reggiani), mule for a drug trafficking organisation led by Stan The Armenian, is determined to quit his activities once and for all to run away with his fiancée Jacqueline (Jeanne Moreau). To do so, Bastien bonds with Hans, head of a rival gang, and has the task of delivering a football filled with a time bomb to Stan. Through an unfortunate chain of events, the football falls into the hands of children playing nearby. Informed about the case, Superintendent Varzeilles (Paul Meurisse) must hunt down the drug traffickers and locate the bomb before it sets off at 10 PM. The investigation turns into a race against time, where each detail counts.