L'Explosion (partially found crime-comedy film; 1971)

The Hideout (1971)
French poster of the film.
French poster of the film.
Status Partially Found

L'Explosion ("The Explosion"), also known in English as The Hideout and in Italian as L'Uomo di Marsiglia, "The Man from Marseilles" is a French-Belgian-Canadian-Italian crime-comedy film from 1971.[1] It was directed by Marc Simenon and written by Alphonse Boudard and starred Frédéric de Pasquale.[2]

The plot follows a an ex-con who decides to go retrieve stolen jewels he hid years earlier in a well. However, when he returns there, he finds out that a whole holiday resort has been built on it. He has to impersonate a tourist in order to find the well.[3]

Apart from its original theater release in 1971, the movie has no known home video versions. All that has seen an official release is the soundtrack of the film, which is very rare.

A Canadian TV archivist has uploaded on YouTube short excerpts from the movie (viewable below). When asked, he has replied that he owns the whole movie, but he has kept it out of circulation by request of lead actress Mylène Demongeot.


Recovered Footage


  1. French Wikipedia page. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.
  2. UniFrance page. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.
  3. IMDb page. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.



Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
Score 0++
Actually sounds like an interesting and goofy movie
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