A poet. A thief. Two strangers with nothing in common are about to trade their lives for a chance to cheat their destinies.

A man, Milan (played by Johnny Hallyday) steps off a train, into a small French village. As he waits for the day when he will rob the town bank, he runs into an old retired poetry teacher named M. Manesquier (Jean Rochefort). The two men strike up a strange friendship and explore the road not taken, each wanting to live the other's life.

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Roger Ebert's 4-Star Films

Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.

  • Night at the Crossroads
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French Film Noir

1947: Les gosses mènent l'enquête (Maurice Labro)
1950: Le roi du bla bla bla (Maurice Labro)
1951: Le bagnard (Willy…