A fast-paced crime thriller that pits petty jewel thieves against Mafia-style gangsters. The thieves demonstrate how to carry off the 'perfect' crime - but fall victim to indiscretions with their girlfriends. The black-and-white cinematography of the Parisian cityscape is often used to subtly create an appropriate mood. Does the youngster 'shooting' the toy gun in the careening car, at the closing act of the movie, say that "as father, like son"? Curiously the dubbed English voices are a sanitized version of the English subtitles.