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The Sicilian Clan (1969)

Le clan des Siciliens (original title)
A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vittorio Manalese
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Roger Sartet
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Commissaire Le Goff
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Jeanne Manalese
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Tony Nicosia
Philippe Baronnet ...
Luigi
Karen Blanguernon ...
Theresa
Yves Brainville ...
Le juge
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Un inspecteur
Elisa Cegani ...
Maria Manalese
Raoul Delfosse ...
Léoni
Jacques Duby ...
Raymond Robel
Yves Lefebvre ...
Aldo Manalese
Edward Meeks ...
Le commandant de bord
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Mrs. Evans
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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1 December 1969 (France)  »

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The Sicilian Clan  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in three languages (French, English and Italian) with the same cast. See more »

Quotes

Vittorio Manalese: Well, personally, I trust the engineer. He sounds okay to me. This is a professional job.
[Turns and looks at Roget Sarte]
Vittorio Manalese: You're the one I don't trust!
Roget: Me?
Vittorio: Yeah, you! All your brains are below your belt! You almost got us all in cold storage last night playing games in a whorehouse!
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Featured in La Légende du Clan (2013) See more »

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French view on the Maffia
10 September 2007 | by (Suriname) – See all my reviews

Le Clan des Siciliens is an excellent case study of the Mafia, in my opinion much better than The Godfather. I have seen it twice with more than 10 years in between. Both times I was deeply impressed. Le Clan des Siciliens has that typical French crime noir touch: from the very beginning the spectator knows that things will go wrong, but not how. Beware. This is not a fast speed action flick. Don't expect a lot of shooting and explosions. In my opinion that adds to the realism. Maffia criminals are professionals, not lunatics. They avoid unnecessary violence, because they don't want to draw attention. So Le Clan des Siciliens is a study of criminal behavior and Mafia morals. It relies heavily on character building. Thus it uses all the strong points of French cinema in the period 1960-1980. Gabin, Delon and Ventura excel. They are so much better than say Brando, Pacino and Caan. Le Clan des Siciliens is one of the best movies I know and moreover a half forgotten one.


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