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José Giovanni (novel)
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1 April 1960 (Italy) See more »
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Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lino Ventura ... Abel Davos

Sandra Milo ... Liliane

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Eric Stark

Marcel Dalio ... Arthur Gibelin
Michel Ardan ... Riton Vintran
Simone France ... Thérèse Davos
Michèle Méritz ... Sophie Fargier

Stan Krol ... Raymond Naldi
Evelyne Ker ... La fille de Gibelin
Betty Schneider ... La petite bonne
France Asselin ... Madame Vintran
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Le patron de l'agence privée (as J.P. Zola)
Sylvain Levignac ... Le détective de l'agence privée
Jeanne Pérez ... Jacqueline Chapuis
René Génin ... Chapuis
Charles Blavette ... Bénazet
Philippe March ... Jean Martin (as Aimé de March)
Corrado Guarducci ... Ferucci
Robert Desnoux ... Pierrot, l'enfant
Thierry Lavoye ... Daniel, l'enfant
Claude Cerval ... Raoul Fargier
Jacques Dacqmine ... Blot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Amyl ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Marcel Bernier ... Un Inspecteur (uncredited)
Jean Combal ... (uncredited)
Albert Daumergue ... Un Homme Chez Riton (uncredited)
Lucien Desagneaux ... Un joueur de billard (uncredited)
Bernard Dhéran ... Blastone (uncredited)
Marcel Gassouk ... Un homme à la poste de Nice (uncredited)
Guy Henry ... (uncredited)
Jean Madron ... (uncredited)
Carlo Nell ... Un joueur (uncredited)
Laure Paillette ... La Dame de l'Ascenseur (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Sautet 
 
Writing credits
José Giovanni (novel)

Claude Sautet (adaptation) and
José Giovanni (adaptation) and
Pascal Jardin (adaptation)

José Giovanni (dialogue)

Produced by
Robert Amon .... executive producer
Jean Darvey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet 
 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
 
Production Design by
Rino Mondellini  (as Rino Mondelini)
 
Makeup Department
Billy Bonnard .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
René Fargéas .... unit manager
Jacques Plante .... production manager (as Jacques Planté)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bertrand .... assistant director
Mary Greco .... assistant director
Jean Lefèvre .... assistant director
Lù Leone .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacques Dugied .... assistant art director (as Dugied)
Raymond Lemarchand .... props
Jacqueline Moreau .... assistant art director (as Moreau)
 
Sound Department
Jacques Lebreton .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Apoteker .... still photographer
Jean Chiabaut .... assistant camera (as Chiabaut)
Pierre Goupil .... camera operator
François Lauliac .... assistant camera (as Lauliac)
 
Editorial Department
Eric Pluet .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Simone Chotel .... production administrator
Ginette Diamant-Berger .... script girl
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Classe tous risques" - France (original title)
"Consider All Risks" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
"The Big Risk" - USA
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Runtime:
France:110 min | USA:103 min | West Germany:105 min | Argentina:110 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric-Optiphone)
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Gritty Intersection of Gansters' Jobs and Domestic Lives, 28 November 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Classe tous risques" feels like the granddaddy of "The Sopranos" in mixing the criminal and the domestic, and of the buddy film to feel as contemporary as "Reservoir Dogs."

Even as these gangsters are affectionately entangled with wives, children, lovers and parents, they are coldly ruthless, and we are constantly reminded they are, no matter what warm situation we also see them in. They can tousle a kid's hair - and then shoot a threat in cold blood. The key is loyalty, and the male camaraderie is beautifully conveyed, without ethnic or class stereotypes, even as their web of past obligations and pay backs narrows into suspicion and paranoia, as the old gang is in various stages of parole, retirement, out on bail or into new, less profitable ventures. An intense accusation is of sending a stranger to perform an old escape scenario. It is a high point of emotion when a wife is told off that she's not the one the gangster is friends with, while virtually the only time we hear music on the soundtrack is when he recalls his wife.

Streetscapes in Italy and France are marvelously used, in blinding daylight to dark water and highways, from the opening set up of a pair of brazen robbers -- who are traveling with one's wife and two kids. Rugged, craggy Lino Ventura captures the screen immediately as the criminal dad. And the second thug is clearly a casually avuncular presence in their lives, as they smoothly coordinate the theft and escape, in cars, buses, on boats and motorcycles, in easy tandem. This is not the cliché crusty old guy softened with the big-eyed orphan; these are their jobs and their families and they intersect in horrific ways.

The film pulls no punches in unexpectedly killing off characters, directly and as collateral damage, and challenging our sympathy for them, right through to the unsentimental end, which is probably why there was never an American remake.

It seems so fresh that it's not until Jean-Paul Belmondo enters almost a third of the way into the film, looking so insouciant as a young punk, that one realizes that this is from 1960. Sultry Sandra Milo has smart and terrific chemistry with him, from an ambulance to an elevator to a hospital bed.

While the Film Forum was showing a new 35 mm print with newly translated subtitles, it was not pristine. The program notes explained that the title refers to a kind of insurance policy and is pun on "tourist class."

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