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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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Vittorio Manalese
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Roger Sartet
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Commissaire Le Goff
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Jeanne Manalese
Amedeo Nazzari ...
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
Sally Nesbitt ...
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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The film was shot in three languages (French, English and Italian) with the same cast. See more »

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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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Brilliant French gangster drama
12 September 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Clan of the Sicilians" is a real French gangster movie classic from 1969 with three of the most important male actors of that time and genre - Lino Ventura as hard-boiled Parisian cop, Jean Gabin as a dominating Sicilian gangster clan "padre" and young Alain Delon as a hot-blooded, seducing robber. The whole movie is dominated by the great acting of these three characters, but with enough space left for a dark film noire atmosphere and a thrilling "big coup" plot. Henri Verneuil's direction is one of his best, and Ennio Morricone's seducing Mediterranean score is simply stunning, catchy and one of his best works of the sixties. Even after more than 30 years, this French crime classic is still fascinating, thrilling and a real pleasure to watch.


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