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There Goes Barder

Çà va barder

Directed by John Berry
France, 1955
Action, Adventure, Film noir


During the 1950s, in Portuguese Mozambique, small-time American hustler, ex-soldier, ex-boxer and adventurer Johnny Jordan is looking for a new gig. Johnny Jordan, a local shipping tycoon and importer, offers him the job of security agent and investigator.

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There Goes Barder Directed by John Berry

Critics reviews

This hilarious dialogue was written by Jacques-Laurent Bost, Pierre’s brother, confounder of Les Temps moderns, and Simone de Beauvois’ brother, who became his regular collaborator. Berry had a way of using sets and filming that was American, aided by the fine photography of Jacques Lemare, another underestimated cameraman. Many supporting role actors, often seen in French films, were transfigured here, cast against type. It lent them splendid color and presence.
May 16, 2016

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