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One Way Ticket (1971)

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A small-time criminal wants to give up his life of crime. He performs a robbery with a friend, with similar feelings, and things go sour.

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Jean-Claude Bouillon ...
Marty
Nicoletta ...
Rose
Maurice Garrel ...
Mendel
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Lucile
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Dietrich
Alain Mottet ...
Nitesse
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Tom Mills
Adolfo Geri ...
Volterra
Serge Davri ...
La balafre
Jean de Coninck ...
Leggett
Philippe Brizard ...
Le gardien de prison
Paul Beauvais ...
Palmer
Aldo De Carellis ...
Le veilleur de nuit
Barta Barri ...
Berck
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A small-time criminal wants to give up his life of crime. He performs a robbery with a friend, with similar feelings, and things go sour.

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19 May 1971 (France)  »

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Remake of Cry of the City (1948) See more »

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L'Évasion
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix Et Orchestre
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ONE WAY TICKET (Jose' Giovanni, 1971) **1/2
28 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Muddled crime drama patterned after (but a long way from) Jean-Pierre Melville, with whom Giovanni had collaborated; not bad in itself but definitely second-rate, the behind-the-camera talent involved (including composer Francois de Roubaix, who had earlier scored Melville's LE SAMOURAI [1967]) notwithstanding.

For starters, Jean-Claude Bouillon is too anonymous to carry the lead role and the supporting cast is equally uninspired - despite the (admittedly brief) presence of Giancarlo Giannini as a lawyer and Paola Pitagora as a sympathetic nurse. The film deals with a wounded small-time crook on the run from both his untrustworthy associates (who are happy to pin a robbery he didn't commit on him!) and the brutal cops (he gunned down their chief during a robbery, even if it was in self-defense!). It does, however, feature a lengthy set-piece of Bouillon besieged by police inside a factory - which recalled LE JOUR SE LEVE (1939) or, rather, that film's remake THE LONG NIGHT (1947)...since I've yet to catch up with the original myself!


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