Razzia sur la chnouf

Razzia sur la chnouf
Directed by Henri Decoin
Produced by Paul Wagner
Written by Auguste Le Breton
Henri Decoin
Maurice Griffe
Starring Jean Gabin
Marcel Dalio
Lino Ventura
Music by Marc Lanjean
Cinematography Pierre Montazel
Edited by Denise Reiss
Release dates
7 April 1955
Running time
Country France
Language French

Razzia sur la chnouf (French for "Raid on the Drug Ring") is a 1955 French gangster film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Jean Gabin. The screenplay is based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton. The film was released as Razzia in the United States.[1]


A criminal organisation assigns French gangster Henri Ferré to optimise the operations of an existing narcotics ring in Paris. The bar „Le Troquet“ serves as a front for these activities. The bar's cashier Lisette has a crush on him right from the start. Even so, Henri Ferré's main interest is to assemble all persons who have a significant part in the drug trade. Because of that he is increasingly suspected to have a hidden agenda. Finally it turns out he is an undercover agent who strives to dismantle the organisation once and for all.



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