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The Crook (1970)

Le voyou (original title)
Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse'
Danièle Delorme ...
Janine
Charles Gérard ...
Charlot
Christine Lelouch ...
Martine
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Le commissaire
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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
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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CLAUDE LELOUCH who took a particular look at love in "A MAN AND A WOMAN" takes a particular look at crime in "THE CROOK"

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Crime | Thriller

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20 November 1970 (France)  »

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The Crook  »

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1.66 : 1
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When Jean-Louis Trintignant's character is being grilled, the policeman mentions that witnesses saw a man and a woman. Trintignant responds by whistling a bit of the theme from his previous movie with Claude Lelouche, the international sensation Un homme et une femme (1966). See more »

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Referenced in Hasta mañana (2013) See more »

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Merci Simca
27 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I do not go much for Lelouch's stuff ,which is to the French cinema what Mac Donald is to gastronomy.But,and this is crucial,there are exceptions."La Vie,L'Amour ,La Mort" which was a semi-flop ,was a sincere plea against death penalty;and there are two delicious comedies:one of them is "La Belle Année" (1974) ,and the other is this film .

It's about a child's abduction but things are not what they seem,and at a time when unexpected twists have become de rigueur ,I think one could remake "le voyou".The film takes also at a slap at the commercials and the "Thank you,Simca ( cars)" scene is worth the price of admission.Also features Sacha Distel at the Olympia ,the famous Paris music hall: he sings "Toute La PLuie Tombe Sur Moi" ;a French cover of "raindrops keep fallin' on my head".Good cast with a dynamic Jean-Louis Trintignant,who starred in Lelouch's Cannes Palme d'Or 1966 "Un Homme et Une Femme" ,and Charles Denner.

Anachronisms: the kidnapping was supposed to happen in 1965;but "raindrops keep fallin' on my head " was a 1970 song,so Distel could not sing a cover in 1965.Ditto for the "Un homme et Une Femme" (1966) private joke!


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