Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Art precedes life in this French comedy about a group of social security recipients who go on a crime spree when their checks are late. Not long after the film was made, social security recipients got together for a large protest demonstration. Stand-up comic Jacques Martin plays Chapulet who washed out of a career in the army, tried but failed to become a priest, and now hangs around his favorite church (which is failing, of course) trying to help out. After giving a fiery revolutionary speech to a group of elderly parishioners whose checks are late, they go out without him and pull off a heist. Aghast, he tries to smooth things over before the police haul them off to jail.