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José Giovanni (novel)
José Giovanni (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 December 1975 (France) See more »
Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alain Delon ... Hugo Sennart, Le Gitan
Paul Meurisse ... Yan Kuq

Annie Girardot ... Ninie
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Policeman Blot
Bernard Giraudeau ... Mareuil

Renato Salvatori ... Jo Amila, dit "Jo le boxeur"
Maurice Barrier ... Jacques Helman
Maurice Biraud ... Pierrot le naïf
Nicolas Vogel ... Jeannot
Michel Fortin ... Marcel
Pierre Danny ... Riquet
Adolfo Lastretti ... A brother Rinaldi
Rino Bolognesi ... A brother Rinaldi
Jacques Rispal ... Docteur J. Weiss, le vétérinaire
Mario David ... Bob
Marc Eyraud ... Le médecin
Georges Wod ... Lawyer Yan (as George Vod)
Albert Augier
Gabriel Briand
Paul Beauvais
Véronique Danon
Fernand Dubois
Nini Lafleur
Florence Giorgetti

Robert Klein
Irmhild Kuntz
Carole Lange
Stéphane Macha
Roland Monk
Remy Pie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurice Bourdot
David Gabison ... (uncredited)
Marcel Gassouk ... (uncredited)
Jean Luisi ... (uncredited)
Marie Marczack ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Directed by
José Giovanni 
Writing credits
José Giovanni (novel "Histoire du Fou")

José Giovanni (screenplay)

Franco Verucci (screenplay collaborator)

Produced by
Raymond Danon .... production delegate
Alain Delon .... producer
Original Music by
Claude Bolling 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Thiédot 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
Set Decoration by
Louis Boussaroque 
Pierre Charron 
Costume Design by
Mimi Gayo 
Hélène Mourry 
Makeup Department
Françoise Andrejka .... makeup artist
Fernande Hugi .... makeup artist
Pierre Vadé .... hair stylist
J.P. Wirtz .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ludmilla Goulian .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Baronnet-Fruges .... assistant director
Luigi Biamonte .... assistant director
Valérie Moncorgé .... assistant director
Bernard Quatrehomme .... assistant director
Art Department
Marc Frédérix .... assistant production designer
Gérard Viard .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Jean Labussière .... sound
Special Effects by
Georges Iaconelli .... special effects (as Jojo Iaconelli)
Rémy Julienne .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Bourgoin .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Marie Castro-Vasquez .... assistant editor
Lea Piras .... assistant editor
Music Department
Rene Duprat .... musician: guitar
Lick .... vocals
E. Sansky .... musician: cello
Other crew
Lucille Costa .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le gitan" - France (original title)
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France:102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Les grandes bouches (1999)See more »


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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Not convincing., 9 January 2004
Author: dbdumonteil

This Jose Giovanni effort gives you the strange feeling you are watching two different movies in one:

-The first one is a very conventional gangsters- on- the- lam movie ,with one of the weakest plots Giovanni ever wrote.

-The second one is by far the most interesting,when it shows the gypsy condition,forced to live on the garbage dumps,perpetual outcasts of a society that will never accept them.Delon's looks are eloquent and could have been successful,had he been given adequate support:only the scenes when he meets his people are worthwhile.

The cast is heterogeneous to a fault gathering actors from the forties/fifties (Paul "diaboliques" Meurisse who is here like a ghost from the past),trendy current ones (Delon,and Annie Girardot in an inept part which comes at the most awkward moment) and future glories of the eighties/the present like Bernard Giraudeau (stupidly cast as a young cop and the former lover of a gangster's wife).

The seventies were not a good time for Giovanni,with the exception of "deux hommes dans la ville":his best works remain his early efforts "la loi du survivant" (1967) ,"le rapace" (1968) and "dernier domicile connu" (1969)

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