Les Grands Chemins (1963)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Road Movie  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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The French-made Of Flesh and Blood plays like "Dostoyevsky Meets Roger Corman." Robert Hossein finances his participation in a card game by stealing parts from a jeep. He cheats at cards, and has his hands broken as a consequence. Understandably unnerved by all this, Hossein murders an old woman. THEN...he becomes involved with passerby Renato Salvatori, who is fresh from an affair with Anouk Aimee. Three gold stars to anyone who can figure out the significance of all this. Maybe Of Flesh and Blood made more sense in its original French-language version Les Grands Chemins.

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gambling, hands, injury, murder, poker