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Borsalino (1970)

During the 1930s, in Marseilles, France, two small time crooks work for local crime bosses until they decide to go into business for themselves.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Catherine Rouvel ...
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Simone Escarguel
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Mme Rinaldi
Laura Adani ...
Mme Siffredi, la mère de Roch
Nicole Calfan ...
Ginette
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Lydia
Odette Piquet ...
La chanteuse
Mario David ...
Mario
Lionel Vitrant ...
Dennis Berry ...
Nono
Jean Aron ...
Martial Roger, le comptable
André Bollet ...
Poli
Pierre Koulak ...
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In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business for themselves, their easy-going approach to crime starts to change. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated R for some strong gangster violence | See all certifications »
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13 August 1970 (USA)  »

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Borsalino  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel, Borsalino & Co., was released in 1974. See more »

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Referenced in The Last Cigarette (1999) See more »

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Escalade
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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One of the all-time fun French gangster films
1 January 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Borsalino" is one of the all-time fun French gangster films. I saw it in a cinema in Paris when I studied there eons ago, but just try to find the DVD or videotape! I guess they're trying to increase its rarity value by foisting a much inferior film, Borsalino & Company, on Delon and Belmondo fans. Well, this is the genuine article, more Marseille than the real city, perhaps 70 years or so ago, so just enjoy the great dialogue and scenarios IF YOU EVER MANAGE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS TAPE OR (BETTER) DVD, NOT DUBBED but with subtitles s'il vous plaît. The soundtrack by Claude Bolling (sporadically available on CD) is the perfect accompaniment, and the combination of the French cinema's two most popular young actors made this an all time favorite in France. In the final analysis, style certainly triumphs over substance, and you'll never forget you are seeing Delon and Belmondo. This film has stuck in my mind all these years, and I think you'll be just as impressed as I was... bonne chance!


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