Director: Alain Resnais
Screenplay: Jorge Semprùn
Music: Maurice Leroux
Costumes: Yves Saint Laurent for Anny Duperey
Cast: Jean Paul Belmondo, Anny Duperey, Michael Lonsdale, Charles Boyer, and François Périer

Alain Resnais’s psychological film about power evoked the financial scandals of the Third Republic through the murder of a crook who issued fake treasury bonds. The film gave Annie Duperey a role of her caliber. The dresses she wore were designed by Yves Saint Laurent.

The film was presented at the Festival de Cannes in 1974.