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A Cohen Media Group release

COLCOA is pleased to present this digitally restored thriller, the final pairing of Alain Delon and Jean Gabin. Four years earlier the old-school sensei and the new wave upstart shared the screen in the hugely successful The Sicilian Clan, and audiences wanted more. Here, Delon plays a reformed safecracker determined to walk the straight and narrow even as the machinery of state and the cruelties of fate conspire against him. Gabin plays Germain, a world-weary social worker fighting to give Gino a fair shake and a second chance in life. Things look promising as Gino lands a job and rekindles an old romance, until the vindictive Inspector Goitreau returns - with nods to Les Miserables’ Inspector Javert - intent on inflaming Gino’s pent up rage. In an early role, a young Gérard Depardieu plays a swaggering tough guy from Gino’s criminal days.

  • Year
    1976 / 2016
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    In French with English subtitles
  • Director
    José Giovanni
  • Screenwriter
    José Giovanni and Daniel Boulanger
  • Cast
    Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux, Ilaria Occhini, Michel Bouquet, Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Giraudeau