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Holy Year (1976)
"L'année sainte" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  23 April 1976 (France)
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Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently ... See full summary »

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Max Lambert
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Pierre Bizet
Nicoletta Machiavelli ...
Carla, la terroriste
Henri Virlojeux ...
Commissaire Barbier (as Henri Virlogeux)
Jacques Marin ...
Moreau, le gardien de prison
Giampiero Albertini ...
Commissaire Mazzola
Paolo Giusti ...
Giuseppe, un pirate de l'air
Luciano Bartoli ...
Louftingue, un pirate de l'air
Tommy Duggan ...
Le mari de Christina
Stéphane Bouy ...
Le truand-chauffeur
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Christina
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Boricelli
Maurice Teynac ...
Marcel Scandini
Umberto Raho ...
Le consul
Jenny Arasse ...
La religieuse
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Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy. Unfortunately, their plane is hijacked, but the terrorists are no match for Max who gets the better of them, but the delay in getting to Rome allows the police time to track him down. What will he do now? Written by poco loco

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Brilliant little gem of a movie.
8 November 2002 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

The basic plot of the movie centres around a thief released from prison, who tries to return to his treasure cave. Dressed as priest, he boards a plane towards his destination. Unfortunately, the airliner he is on is hijacked, and after wasting half his life in prison, he does want to return to the thing he sacrificed so much for. So he gradually involves himself in the situation, with the aim of resolving it.

The movie does have a clever sense of humour and an exciting, refreshing story with several twists - it is much more realistic and more original than most movies involving hijackings, and also much more enjoyable. The sense of humour does relieve the dramatic events a bit, but the movie nevertheless remains thrilling. I highly recommend it to any aviation enthusiast, and in fact anyone who likes to see an original story in front of the background setting of a hijacking. 9/10


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