Fred (Lambert), a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Subway after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena (Adjani), blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band. Includes filmographies. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a slightly dated picture, with images that are generally sharp, but otherwise wanting in fine definition. Colors seem a bit weak, evident in the blacks, but are otherwise balanced with generally accurate fleshtones. Shimmering details, pixelization, and edge enhancement all contribute distractions to the picture. Overall, the picture quality is nothing to impress your friends with. (Suzanne Hodges)
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