La Loi Des Hommes (1961)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A rather leaden police story by director Charles Gerard (who refocused on acting after 1966), La Loi des Hommes is reminiscent of American tough detective stories involving seedy, violent gangsters. Police inspector Dandieu (Philippe Leroy-Beaulien) suspects that the beautiful Sophie (Micheline Presle) is somehow connected to a particular robbery. She is a journalist who seems to know much more than she should about the details of the case. And so Dandieu dedicates himself to tracking the woman's activities, in spite of harrowing encounters with thugs, violence, and other potent dissuaders. Eventually, he develops a relationship with her that leads him to the truth he seeks.