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Two Men in Town (1973)
"Deux hommes dans la ville" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  August 1976 (USA)
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Germain Cazeneuve
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Gino Strabliggi
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Lucie
Victor Lanoux ...
Marcel
Cécile Vassort ...
Évelyne Cazeneuve
Ilaria Occhini ...
Sophie Strabliggi
Guido Alberti ...
Le patron de l'imprimerie
Malka Ribowska ...
L'avocate de Gino (as Malka Ribovska)
Christine Fabréga ...
Geneviève Cazeneuve
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Un jeune truand
Robert Castel ...
André Vaultier
Albert Augier ...
Rasuin
Maurice Barrier ...
Le juge d'instruction
Paul Beauvais
Gabriel Briand ...
Jeannot
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Italian censorship visa # 63590 delivered on 29-11-1973. See more »

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Giovanni's most important movie.
15 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although "le Rapace" , "Dernier domicile Connu" and even " la Loi du Survivant" are certainly superior to "deux Hommes dans la Ville" ,the latter is Giovanni's definitive statement against death penalty.He and André Cayatte were the two French directors who really fought during their careers and their films certainly contributed to its abolishment in 1981.Giovanni would come back to his favourite subject with "comme un Boomerang" and" une Robe Noire pour un Tueur",but those were much weaker efforts.And his final work "Mon père" is not devoid of leniency.

"Deux Hommes dans la Ville "is A WINNER.First thing to bear in mind is that ,at its time of release,French critics were chilly ,they sneered when they saw Michel Bouquet 's cop character.They had probably forgotten "Les misérables" ,Javert and Jean Valjean.Giovanni's cop is not implausible and Bouquet's sly face is ideal.

By and large,the cast is dazzling:we find an actor from the heyday of the French cinema ,Gabin,(Delon's fate recalls some parts of young Gabin "le jour se lève" and "Quai des Brumes"),then from the second generation (Delon) and even the third one is represented with Gerard Depardieu and Bernard Giraudeau -whose part is certainly the weakest of the script:the post-68 student ,we have seen this character too many times- Supporting cast also includes Victor Lanoux and Malka Ribowska ,as a convincing lawyer who is Giovanni's spokesman(woman!)when she expresses her horror of this "razor" (guillotine)which reduces France to the level of the under developed countries.

Gino (Delon) paid for what he'd done.He deserved a chance to pick up the pieces.His awakening,on THE fatal morning,is absolutely terrifying.


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