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En légitime défense

Original title
En légitime défense
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
André Berthomieu, Frédéric Dard
Music
Paul Bonneau
Cinematography
Walter Wottitz (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Films Paul Wagner / Les Films Fernand Rivers / Les Productions René Modiano / Royalty Films
Genre
Drama | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Pierre Lambert buys a bar in Pigalle and accepts to pay "protection money" to "Bébert le Caïd", a brutal gangster. Over time, Bébert raises his fare and, realizing Pierrot is reluctant to pay more, starts persecuting him. In the midst of an altercation with Bébert, Pierre kills him in self-defense. In a panic he goes to see Gustave Martinet, a police inspector, who has been his best friend since Pierre saved his life during the war. Gustaves advises him to turn himself over to the police, which he does. At the trial Pierre is acquitted but the mob does not forgive so easily...
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