L'aventure, c'est l'aventure

L'aventure, c'est l'aventure is a 1972 French film directed by Claude Lelouch. The film was screened at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[1] It stars Lino Ventura and popular singers Jacques Brel and Johnny Hallyday.

L'aventure, c'est l'aventure
Directed byClaude Lelouch
Produced byGeorges Dancigers
Alexandre Mnouchkine
Written byClaude Lelouch
Pierre Uytterhoeven
StarringLino Ventura
Jacques Brel
Charles Denner
Music byFrancis Lai
José Padilla
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
120 min


Five incorrigible crooks, frustrated by their disappointing career as bank robbers, decide to switch from bank heists to kidnapping European celebrities. Pretending to be terrorists, they kidnap their first hostage, singer Johnny Hallyday, and demand a huge sum of money to prevent further trouble. They receive their ransom money. They go on to kidnap other celebrities, and grow more successful with each kidnapping. Eventually they expand their targets and hijack planes, kidnap ambassadors, and even abduct the Pope.[2][3]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: L'aventure, c'est l'aventure". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
  2. "L'aventure, c'est l'aventure". IMDB. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  3. "L'aventure, c'est l'aventure". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
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