Nada 1974Nada was a departure for Claude Chabrol from the films which made his name, being, on the surface, a political thriller.
The film divides neatly into two parts; ironic in itself given Chabrol’s refusal to adopt a simple model of morality. During the first half of the film, the Nada Gang, led by the extravagantly monikered Buenaventura Diaz (Testi), organises the kidnapping of the American ambassador at a brothel in Paris. Despite careful planning, the operation goes wrong and a policeman is shot. Once the ambassador is in the hands of Nada, the focus shifts onto the police investigation. The state, more interested in discrediting the leftist revolutionaries than saving the life of the ambassador, employs a variety of increasingly brutal methods in order to secure the advantage, culminating in a massacre that reveals the breathtaking cynicism of government and the terrible naivety of the would-be terrorists.
Powerful, pure film noir in mood, it's one of Chabrol's best films.

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:48:00 | 4.08 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Thriller

Director: Claude Chabrol
Cast: Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato
Country: France, Italy

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