About the film
Release Date: February 08, 1960
|Production Companies||:||Contact Organisation, Pavox Films, Alter Films, Paris Interproductions (PIP)|
|Producers||:||Alain Térouanne, René Thévenet, Madeleine Rodriguez Casanova, Joël Lifschutz|
|Writers||:||Paul Paviot, René Masson|
An off-beat, uneven tale about a man intent on suicide and the three people who try to talk him out of it, Pantalaskas stars American Carl Studer in the title role of the morose, would-be suicide. Set in Paris and taking place over an entire night, the story has a complication in that the trio who want to prevent the suicide do not speak the man's language -- he is Lithuanian and speaks no French. So the protagonists comb the underbelly of a nighttime Paris, looking high and low but mostly low for anyone who speaks Lithuanian. Depending mainly on dialogue for its impact, the verbose drama reveals how the protagonists undergo a transformation as the night wears on.