At the beginning of the film, Bob (Nolte) is a retired thief, whiling away his life in southern France by doing heroin and gambling away his money. He isn't a bad man though - at the start of the movie he rescues a 17 year old prostitute from her nasty pimp and then acts as a kind of father figure to the girl. He is scruffy and dissolute, but manages to treat people decently. Even a local chief of police, Roger, likes him and hates the thought of ever having to arrest him for another crime; Roger doesn't believe that Bob isn't a thief anymore and follows him around, trying to figure out his plans so that he can talk the old criminal out of doing anything that would land him in jail for the rest of his life.
After Bob loses all his money on a horse race, he and some close associates plan on targeting a casino in Monte Carlo. There are two possible targets - a vault with millions of francs or a vault with priceless art. What follows is an elaborate and ingenious plan that, like all soundproof schemes, does not take chance or people's unpredictability into account.
The review of this Movie prepared by Esther