Highway Pickup

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

French crime drama starring Hossein and Sorel as accomplices in a safecracking job that goes awry when they are caught by a guard. Sorel kills the man and escapes, but Hossein is left for the police and is eventually convicted for the crime. A year later, Hossein escapes from prison and is befriended by Wilson, who runs a gas station. Wilson is married...read more

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French crime drama starring Hossein and Sorel as accomplices in a safecracking job that goes awry when they are caught by a guard. Sorel kills the man and escapes, but Hossein is left for the police and is eventually convicted for the crime. A year later, Hossein escapes from prison and is

befriended by Wilson, who runs a gas station. Wilson is married to Rouvel, an ex-prostitute, who has married him for his money. Rouvel finds out about Hossein's escape from prison and blackmails him into opening her husband's safe. Wilson discovers them and in a struggle is killed by Rouvel.

Hossein buries Wilson's body and then refuses to open the safe. Along comes Hossein's old partner, Sorel, and Rouvel tries to seduce him into opening the safe, but he too refuses. Later, Rouvel leaves, and Sorel attempts to open the safe, but is caught by Rouvel, who wields a shotgun. He kills her

but is killed trying to escape the police. His car crashes into the gas pumps, causing the station to explode into flames. Luckily, Hossein escapes in the nick of time. A stark, tightly woven thriller. (In French; English subtitles.)

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