The Down-in-the-Hole Gang (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Urban Comedy  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The title refers to the means of entry into the sewers of Paris. Here we find a group of misfits who've given up on humanity and have decided to dwell below the pavement. The group has its own hierarchy, of course, and soon the conditions that drove them underground begin to manifest themselves without the influences of the Outside World. The satirical thrust of The Holes is muted somewhat by the dubbed English dialogue, though we can discern the subtext from the subtle facial expressions of such expert farceurs as Michel Serrault. This film was originally distributed in France as Les Gaspards.

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