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Swords of Blood (1962)
"Cartouche" (original title)

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In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

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Vénus
Jess Hahn ...
La Douceur
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Malichot
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La Taupe
Philippe Lemaire ...
Gaston de Ferrussac
Noël Roquevert ...
Le sergent recruteur
Odile Versois ...
Isabelle de Ferrussac
Jacques Charon ...
Le colonel
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Le maréchal
Jacques Balutin ...
Le moine Capucine
Pierre Repp ...
Le marquis de Griffe
Jacques Hilling ...
L'aubergiste
Paul Préboist ...
Un gendarme
René Marlic ...
Petit Oncle, le tavernier
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In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost. Written by Artemis-9

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Cartouche - Frankrigs Robin Hood  »

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Sixth grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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Splendid cloak and dagger movie!
30 September 1999 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

Those who like the genre should not miss the (rare) occasion to see this movie. It is a splendid cloak and dagger story, full of adventures, fights and love. Of course, somewhat incredible at times. Unforgettable is the scene in which the bandit Cartouche (Jean-Paul Belmondo) with the corpse of Venus (Claudia Cardinale) in his arms demands jewels in ransom from French nobles, in order to have a treasure to be buried with his beloved Venus, who has been killed in a fight.


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