Jacques Darnay (A. Delon) is caught and convicted for stealing diamonds and murder of jeweler. Although he was not guilty, the prison has served eight years. At that time, the jewels are ... See full summary »

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Jacques Darnay
François Périer ...
Gino Ruggieri
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Rouxel
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Nathalie
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Sylviane Chabry
Marie-Christine Descouard ...
Clarisse
Michel Beaune ...
Pierre Mignot
Gérard Hérold ...
Sauvat
Jean-François Garreaud ...
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Samatan
Jean-Marc Bataillard
Michel Berreur ...
Christian
Michel Bertay ...
Le maître d'hôtel chez Ruggieri
Gabriel Briand
Jean-Paul Burot
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Jacques Darnay (A. Delon) is caught and convicted for stealing diamonds and murder of jeweler. Although he was not guilty, the prison has served eight years. At that time, the jewels are not found so Jacques after his release from prison constantly follows Inspector Rouxel (P. Mondy), but also criminals who are interested in where the prey...

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Dedicated to René Clement...
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

...who directed Delon in one of his most memorable parts "Plein soleil" (1959)-the first version of "the talented MrRipley";also worthwhile was "les felins" (1964).

"Le battant " has nothing to do with René Clement though.It would rather recall Henri Verneuil.The story is run of the mill diamonds chase ,diamonds which Delon hid somewhere (we will know where in the last pictures)just before he was arrested .When he's released ,a lot of people are hot on his heels ,cops and robbers as well.Mildly entertaining,because it does not lack tempo,the movie accumulates the dead bodies and a certain misogyny.

Delon's sophomore effort as a director.His movie seems to belong to the precedent decade.He's only offering us diamonds and rust here,and we've already paid.


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