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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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Les Miserables, 70s style
3 December 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Two Men in Town/Deux Hommes dans la Ville is a surprisingly good drama from Jose Giovanni, whose own prison experiences were the basis of Jacques Becker's Le Trou. The same sense of working from first-hand knowledge is omnipresent in this drama about Alain Delon's paroled convict trying to start a new life with the help of prison educator Jean Gabin and almost making a go of it until Michel Bouquet's local flic goes all Inspector Javert on him and does everything in his power to engineer his return to crime. Despite some hairspray style slo-mo montages and some awkward construction in the middle, the film manages to make it's potentially clichéd story both involving and convincing, not least because of Giovanni's great sense of place and motion, with his fluid camera-work particularly striking.

Gabin is more engaged by the material than usual at this stage in his career and Delon is surprisingly good, especially in his all too convincing final scene, while a young Gerard Depardieu turns up in a couple of scenes offering three generations of iconic Gallic cinematic losers in one film. The crusading tone of the last third is a tad heavy, but the ending - both ritually stylised and yet realistically performed - makes its point far better than the courtroom speeches.


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