Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Based on a novel by Robert Rossner, this routine detective-thriller focuses on the unfortunate Thierry (Alain Souchon), a released convict who returns to dig up the loot he buried near, a tree 15 years earlier. To his dismay the tree is so huge it is impossible to simply take his money and run. As he devises a way to tunnel out his cash, a vengeful police inspector (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is closing in with his own murderous intent. His police buddy was shot to death during Thierry's bank hold-up years before, and in the inspector's mind, justice has not been served.