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Le Rapace (1968)

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Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Le rapace / Le rital
Rosa Furman ...
Camito
Aurora Clavel ...
Aurora
Enrique Lucero ...
El Bosco
Carlos Cardán ...
Ruiz (as Carlos Lopez Figueroa)
Augusto Benedico ...
Maitre Calvez
René Barrera
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Le président (as Farnecio de Bernal)
Marco Antonio Arzate
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Miguel Juarez - dit 'Chico'
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Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend to manipulate. The killing of the President is to take place in a small town whose "great lady", Camito, is an alluring former thespian and the despot's mistress. Things go according to plan as the President commits the imprudence to come and see Camito without his escort. "Le Rital" just has to pull the trigger and his mission is achieved. But to no avail actually as the revolutionaries prove unable to take advantage of the situation. Worse, "Le Rital" finds himself driven to shoot at Chico(without killing him though) whereas he has become close to him. In the end he leaves Mexico for new adventures without anybody knowing that deep inside himself he is a broken man. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Probably Giovanni's best..
2 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have always thought that José Giovanni's early efforts ("La Loi du Survivant" "Dernier Domicile Connu" "Deux Hommes dans la Ville ") were his best.His heroes were jaded men,whose fight was lost before the story began.

Take "Dernier Domicile Connu" :Lino Ventura and Marlene Jobert play two cops;the woman is a rookie full of illusions whereas the older cop has lost all his ones .

The precedent movie "Le Rapace" pits an idealist,Chico,against a mercenary (Ventura) in an imaginary South America dictatorship.The splendid cinematography ,a sense of exoticism and above all,François de Roubaix's marvelous score (and song in Spanish) makes this film an admirable adventures movie ,to rival the best of John Huston.


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