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The Sicilian Clan (1969)

Le clan des Siciliens (original title)
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Auguste Le Breton (novel), Henri Verneuil (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Vittorio Manalese
Alain Delon ... Roger Sartet
Lino Ventura ... Commissaire Le Goff
Irina Demick ... Jeanne Manalese
Amedeo Nazzari ... Tony Nicosia
Philippe Baronnet Philippe Baronnet ... Luigi
Karen Blanguernon Karen Blanguernon ... Theresa
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Le juge
Gérard Buhr ... Un inspecteur
Elisa Cegani Elisa Cegani ... Maria Manalese
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ... Léoni
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Raymond Robel
Yves Lefebvre Yves Lefebvre ... Aldo Manalese
Edward Meeks Edward Meeks ... Le commandant de bord
Sally Nesbitt ... Mrs. Evans
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Storyline

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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Taglines:

The murders in Paris! The robbery in Rome! The double-cross in New York! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian | French | English

Release Date:

1 December 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sicilian Clan See more »

Filming Locations:

Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in three languages (French, English and Italian) with the same cast. See more »

Goofs

While Sarte is using the drill/saw to escape through the floorboard of the police transport, you can clearly see the pre-cut guidelines he follows with the rotary cutting wheel. See more »

Quotes

Rovel: I was sound asleep, and they burst into my room and turned everything upside down!
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French view on the Maffia
10 September 2007 | by IsmaninbSee all my reviews

Le Clan des Siciliens is an excellent case study of the Mafia, in my opinion much better than The Godfather. I have seen it twice with more than 10 years in between. Both times I was deeply impressed. Le Clan des Siciliens has that typical French crime noir touch: from the very beginning the spectator knows that things will go wrong, but not how. Beware. This is not a fast speed action flick. Don't expect a lot of shooting and explosions. In my opinion that adds to the realism. Maffia criminals are professionals, not lunatics. They avoid unnecessary violence, because they don't want to draw attention. So Le Clan des Siciliens is a study of criminal behavior and Mafia morals. It relies heavily on character building. Thus it uses all the strong points of French cinema in the period 1960-1980. Gabin, Delon and Ventura excel. They are so much better than say Brando, Pacino and Caan. Le Clan des Siciliens is one of the best movies I know and moreover a half forgotten one.


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