Drama directed by : Bertrand Blier, writing credits : Jacques Cousseau, Jean - Pierre Simonot, Philippe Adrien, Antoine Tudal, Bertrand Blier, produced by : UGC Images, La société des films Sirius, Pathé, la Compagnie française de distribution cinématographique, cinematography : Jean - Louis Picavet, music : Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Colombier, film editing : Kenout Peltier, cast : Bernard Blier, Bruno Cremer, Patricia Scott, Claude Piéplu, Pierre Le Rumeur, Suzanne Flon, Jacques Rispal, ..., 1h35mn, (1967).
During the 1960's the conflict between the former Soviet Union and the United - States rises to a high level and the film maker Bertrand Blier decides to do a movie dealing with spying. He directs a common character the docteur Lefebvre playing by his own father Bernard Blier who has lost his wife and sharing a house with his daughter Patricia. The both have moved to Poland in summer vacation times meeting a ingeneer names Guerin. The doctor cures Guerin for a breakdown and when he disappears the western secret services think that Guerin and the doctor work together for Soviet Union. The film maker Bernard Blier directs for the first time his own father Bernard and also his girlfriend of this time Patricia Scott in a panting face to face underlined by the Serge Gainsbourg music. This face to face brings into conflict the doctor Lefebvre with a policeman performed by Bruno Cremer. This policeman doesn't respect the Lefebvre private life refusing to say more and asking questions all the time. At the end he gives the order to kidnap the Lefebvre daughter but he understands quickly that the doctor knows anything. Greeting by the film critics after the press screaning saying that Bertrand Blier shot like Hitchcock does it would be a commercial failure because only 77.290 people will watch the movie in theaters. Bertrand Blier thougth stoping his career but in 1974 he will film the famous road movie "Les Valseuses" with Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere and begun a successfull career.