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The Crook (1970)
"Le voyou" (original title)

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Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse'
Danièle Delorme ...
Janine
Charles Gérard ...
Charlot
Christine Lelouch ...
Martine
Yves Robert ...
Le commissaire
Judith Magre ...
Mme Gallois
Aldo Maccione ...
Aldo Ferrari
Paul Le Person ...
Le faussaire
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Bill
Gérard Sire ...
Le maire
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ...
Le banquier
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
L'italienne
Luciano Pigozzi
Mimmo Palmara
Pierre Zimmer ...
Martine's Husband
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Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

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Jean-Louis Trintignant's character is named Simon Duroc. In the actor's previous movie with this director, the celebrated Un homme et une femme (1966), his character was named Jean-Louis Duroc. See more »

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Middling and Overlong
30 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

A man escapes from prison and seeks the loot he had stashed away five years earlier. The middling narrative moves in fits and starts, with scenes unfolding at a leisurely pace. In particular, there's an elaborate kidnapping scene that plays out in such minute detail that it loses all momentum. The presentation is rather confusing. In fact, the flashback to the events of five years earlier is so clumsily handled that it takes a while for it to become clear that earlier events are being recounted. It opens with an extended prologue, a movie within the movie, that overstays its welcome. The same could be said of the film, which runs out of steam long before the end.


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