Le Bar du Telephone (1980)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Gangster Film  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France   |  
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Director Claude Barrois based this crime thriller on an actual 1978 barroom massacre. When a yahoo criminal (Daniel Duval) offends a gangland don, the don hires a group of thugs to eliminate the lone upstart. The thugs invade the bar and shoot everyone in sight, but unfortunately their sole target escapes without a scratch. Furious at this attempt to kill him, the solitary criminal cons the head of the group of thugs to join him in fighting the don and his cohorts, and the slaughter escalates.