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Cloportes (1965)

La métamorphose des cloportes (original title)
Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ... See full summary »

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Alphonse Boudard (novel), Albert Simonin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Alphonse Maréchal dit Le Malin
Charles Aznavour ... Edmond dit Le Naïf
Irina Demick ... Catherine Verdier
Maurice Biraud ... Arthur dit Le Mou
Georges Géret ... Joseph Rouquemoute dit Le Rouquin
Pierre Brasseur ... Demuldère dit Tonton le Brocanteur
Françoise Rosay ... Gertrude
Annie Fratellini Annie Fratellini ... Léone Rouqemoute
Norman Bart Norman Bart ... Un visiteur de la galerie
Georges Blaness Georges Blaness ... Omar
Dorothée Blanck Dorothée Blanck ... Une fille à l'hôtel particulier (as Dorothée Blank)
Jean-Pierre Caussade Jean-Pierre Caussade ... (as J.P. Caussade)
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey ... Un visiteur de la galerie
François Dalou François Dalou ... Un inspecteur de police
Michel Dacquin Michel Dacquin ... Un barman de boîte de nuit (as Michel Daquin)
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Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful colleague Alphonse to join their team. But the well thought-out coup fails, and Alphonse is the only one of them who ends up in jail for several years. When he's released, he's out for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (Italy) See more »

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Cloportes See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 45655 delivered on 8-9-1965. See more »

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At a pinch,for the actors.
28 September 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

One of Pierre-Granier Deferre's first efforts,"la métamorphose des cloportes" boasts a good cast:Charles Aznavour,Lino Ventura,Pierre Brasseur and in a small part,Françoise Rosay as Gertrude who provides the men with the "tools" they need for their "job' (break-ins ).It's not a film noir,by a long shot,but an unpretentious harmless little comedy which sometimes works -Ventura in jail watching the 1960/61/62/63/64 news-and sometimes does not -Aznavour disguised as a guru:he was ahead of the 1967 summer of love craze though-.

The great pre-nouvelle vague directors (Duvivier,Cayatte,Autant-Lara et al) were no longer forces to be reckoned with and their successors -non new wave young directors that is- such as Granier-Deferre and De La Patellière - were not up to scratch.

Two Granier-Deferre's movies which deserve to be watched: "le chat" (1970) thanks to the fabulous Jean Gabin/Simone Signoret team,and "une étrange affaire" (1981) .


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