Today, I started watching Journeys Through French Cinema with director, Bertrand Tavernier. In the first episode, he discusses the works of Jean Gremillon, Max Ophüls and Henri Decoin. That did not make it any easier for me to decide what to choose to watch this evening. I finally decided on Decoin's Razzia sur la chnouf (Raid on Drugs), a movie I pulled from the shelf to watch back in February that features Jean Gabin, one of my favorite French actors, who is the master at playing it cool.
Henri from Nantes has been recruited to help improve drug distribution in Paris after running an efficient operation the US. Business begins to improve under his direction, but the police are closing in on operations. In the end, Henri proves how ruthless he can be.