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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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The Sicilian Clan  »

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Classic French gangster film with the three greatest stars : Gavin, Delon and Ventura
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Picture talks about a tough criminal convict -Alain Delon- who escapes and contacts a Siciliens clan ruled by an intelligent old man - Jean Gabin - to prepare a spectacular heist ; then they're pursued by an obstinate Police Inspector - Lino Ventura - . Meanwhile , the ex-con falls in love with a family member -Irina Demick- .

Film runtime is overlong, however is neither tiring , nor boring but amusing as the suspense and thriller is continuous . From the beginning to the end , the action pace is fast movement and for that reason is entertaining. The movie has great loads of action, emotion, drama, tension and intrigue. Actors' interpretation is excellent . Alain Delon as a cold and two-fisted delinquent is top notch . Jean Gavin as a serious and clever Paterfamilies is magnificent . Lino Ventura as a stubborn Police Inspector is awesome. Irina Demick as an attractive lover is enjoyable and enticing. Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Henry Decae is simply riveting . Special mention to musical score by Ennio Morricone, it's sensitive and extraordinary with a feeling leitmotif . The motion picture was well directed by Henri Verneuil. The film is considered a French classic movie and one of the biggest about hold-up/mobsters genre. The flick will appeal to French noir cinema buffs and Alain Delon fans . Rating : Above average. Outstanding and worthwhile watching.


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