The Night of the Following Day (1968)

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Kidnapping thriller. A rich Englishman's daughter arrives at a Paris airport and is abducted by a man she believes to be a valid chauffeur. She is held in a house on the north French coast and a ransom is demanded. The chauffeur is working with Vi (his girlfriend) and her brother (the gang leader), and also a menacing professional criminal they have not worked with before, who takes a salacious interest in their hostage. The gang are made uneasy by the interest a local policeman takes in Vi; she keeps him at bay with stories about looking after her sick husband. As the girl's father follows instructions to deliver the ransom, tensions in the house abound and the gang members begin to turn on each other. After a dramatic showdown, it is suggested that the whole plot might have been a figment of the girl's imagination.

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