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Writers:
José Giovanni (novel)
José Giovanni (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 December 1975 (France) See more »
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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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A very good film whose ending may leave many flat. See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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Directed by
José Giovanni 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Giovanni  novel "Histoire du Fou"
José Giovanni  screenplay

Produced by
Raymond Danon .... producer
Alain Delon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Claude Bolling 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Thiédot 
 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
 
Costume Design by
Mimi Gayo 
 
Production Management
Ludmilla Goulian .... production manager
 
Stunts
Rémy Julienne .... stunts
 

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Additional Details

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

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A very good film whose ending may leave many flat., 27 August 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I could tell when I was watching this film that THE GYPSY would probably not appeal to many people for two main reasons. First, the film is a rather amoral affair--taking a very neutral view of crime and the police. If you are looking for a pro-police sort of film, this certainly isn't it. Second, the ending will simply infuriate those who need a sense of closure. Neither of these things particularly bothered me, but I am sure many will find these serious shortcomings to overlook.

The film centers around two career criminals whose stories never intersect until near the end. Le Gitan ("The Gypsy") is played by Alain Delon and he is a man who feels that because society has no respect or place for Gypsies (which he is one), then he has no obligations towards society. He is not a rampant murderer, but more of a man who feels no guilt about stealing and robbing from what he sees as a corrupt system. Paul Meurisse plays Yan Kuq. He's more of a professional criminal--one who could care less about society one way or another--he simply is out to take what he wants and live the life of a gentleman criminal.

As far as the film goes, it never goes in great depth about the criminals or police. Instead, it shows them "doing their thing" with no commentary or apparent position on who is right or wrong. This amoral approach, though unusual, actually works well because it adds to the film's realism. This is a world where crime MIGHT pay and the evil-doers MIGHT live happily ever after! In many ways, it is a bit like Film Noir updated to the 1970s and without the same conventions and clichés. It is unflinching and unromantic from start to finish, but never dull.

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