Le cave se rebiffe

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Le cave se rebiffe / The Counterfeiters of Paris
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Directed byGilles Grangier
Produced byCité Films (Paris), Compagnia Cinematografica Mondiale (Rome)
Based onLe Cave se rebiffe by Albert Simonin
StarringJean Gabin
Bernard Blier
Martine Carol
Maurice Biraud
Music byFrancis Lemarque
Michel Legrand
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byJacqueline Thiédot
Colette Charbonneau
Distributed byU.F.A. Comacico (France)
Release date
  • September 27, 1961 (1961-09-27) (France)
Running time
98 minutes

Le cave se rebiffe French: The Counterfeiters of Paris, is a French comedy film from 1961, directed by Gilles Grangier, written by Michel Audiard, starring Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier and Martine Carol. The Counterfeiters of Paris [1]



Éric, a crooked secondhand car dealer in Paris, is having an affair with the flirtatious Solange, whose unemployed husband Robert is a skilled printer and engraver. With two crooked friends, Charles and Lucas, he discusses the idea that they could use the ineffectual Robert to run off some counterfeit banknotes. For this they would need authentic paper and a reliable fence. In fact, they decide, they need to call in an expert and the best man for the job is Ferdinand, living in retirement in Venezuela.

Ferdinand agrees to help but on condition he has half the profits, which sets the other three working on a plot to reduce his take. Aware of their scheming, Ferdinand forms a close rapport with the shy Robert. When Robert has run off the counterfeit notes and delivered them to the fence, he is given an attaché case full of genuine notes which he takes to the airport. On boarding a plane for Venezuela, which has no extradition treaty with France, he finds Ferdinand waiting for him.

Humiliated and out of pocket, the three dupes descend to blows and then start slapping the faithless Solange who started it all.


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