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And Hope to Die (1972)

La course du lièvre à travers les champs (original title)
A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

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Nadine Nabokov ...
Majorette
André Lawrence ...
Chef gitan
Don Arrès ...
Mastragos
Louis Aubert ...
Renner
Ellen Bahl
Béatrice Belthoise
Jean Coutu ...
Inspector
Jean-Marie Lemieux ...
Lester
Michel Maillot ...
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Storyline

The one that runs like the hare of French title is a Tony Cardot, young French pilot, who very unfortunately crashed his plane into a group of Gypsy children not far away from Montreal. Pursued by a group of vengeful Gypsies, his way accidentally crosses that of Charley, the boss of a gang planning a big caper. Taken prisoner by Charley and his men, Tony will become involved in the affair against his will... Written by Guy Bellinger

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From this split-second on these men are going to be very rich... or very dead!

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Film debut of Emmanuelle Béart. See more »

Quotes

Mattone: It don't work, nothing ever works with the French, except having kids. I read that in a book once.
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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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One of the best french Films of the 70's
22 October 2004 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

Yes, i loved this film from the first minute on. One big reason might be the wonderful, melancholic, touching and fabulous soundtrack by Francis Lai, which i didn't managed to get yet. It's a real shame, that this masterpiece of film music is not available anymore. And for the ending : very touching !!! Knowing, that Ryan had cancer when filming makes the ending more touching. I wish, this film and its soundtrack gets the treatment it deserves (Criterion Collection anyone ?!). A nice uncut (french version is uncut, the German one is cut) version on DVD and a soundtrack re-release and i'm in heaven !


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