Les Longs Manteaux (1986)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, France  |  
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A suspenseful adventure yarn that climaxes in all-out action at high noon, this taut tale is about an Argentine writer jailed in Bolivia for political reasons and then released when a new and liberal government takes over. He is now on a train home that is due to arrive at the Bolivian/Argentine border at midday. The catch is that a fascist general who has vowed that the writer will never go home again is waiting for him at the border town with a phalanx of armed men. Into this potential disaster walks an innocent geologist (Bernard Giraudeau) who first tries to avoid the ominous situation and then gets hopelessly involved. The writer's pretty daughter (Claudia Ohana) is also on hand to meet her father. She and the geologist are thrown together by circumstances, but a romance is not in the cards and not in the script either.