A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.
Did You Know?
The gloomy rural crossroads featured in the story was a real place and Jean Renoir knew it well, once calling it "perhaps the most depressing place on Earth". He rented an unoccupied house nearby and lived there with the skeleton crew he brought with him from Paris to make the film.Some crew members, he recalled, actually slept on the floor or in chairs,and he would often shoot the film in the middle of the night, sometimes more or less on the spur of the moment. Many small acting roles and minor functions behind the camera were taken by non-professional local people. See more