This item is no longer available in new condition.
See similar items below.
The Brain (Le Cerveau) is a tongue-in-cheek caper film with more twists and turns than a rural Oregon highway. David Niven plays The Brain, so named because it was he who mapped out the British Great Train Robbery (it says here). Now The Brain plans to lift a fortune in NATO money, which is being shipped by train from France to Belgium. Complicating matters are a pair of free-lance thugs (Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil), who hope to steal The Brain's plans and claim the money for themselves. A plot device derived from The Lavender Hill Mob involves a 50-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty. An amusing closing-credits bit caps this exhilarating exercise.~Hal Erickson
The vast majority of our reviews come from verified purchases. Reviews from customers may include My Best Buy members, employees, and Tech Insider Network members (as tagged). Select reviewers may receive discounted products or points for an honest, helpful review.
Page 1 Showing 1 of 1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A great '60s slapstick comedy from France
Great cast of Jean-Paul Belmond, David Niven, Bourvil, and Eli Wallach.
Eli Wallach is exceptionally good in this! It is directed by Gerard Oury, who made one of the most poplar movies in France, La Grande Vadrouille in 1966.