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Borsalino (1970)

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During the 1930s, in Marseilles, France, two small time crooks work for local crime bosses until they decide to go into business for themselves.


Jacques Deray
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... François Capella
Alain Delon ... Roch Siffredi
Catherine Rouvel ... Lola
Françoise Christophe ... Simone Escarguel
Corinne Marchand ... Mme Rinaldi
Laura Adani Laura Adani ... Mme Siffredi, la mère de Roch
Nicole Calfan ... Ginette
Hélène Rémy ... Lydia
Odette Piquet Odette Piquet ... La chanteuse
Mario David ... Mario
Lionel Vitrant Lionel Vitrant ... Fernand
Dennis Berry Dennis Berry ... Nono
Jean Aron Jean Aron ... Martial Roger, le comptable
André Bollet André Bollet ... Poli
Pierre Koulak Pierre Koulak ... Spada


In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business for themselves, their easy-going approach to crime starts to change. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong gangster violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The movie saw a revival in the popularity of Borsalino hats. See more »


Referenced in Mean Streets (1973) See more »


Arts Déco
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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This film is what a movie should be. Minimal message. Emphasis on entertaining.
10 March 2005 | by geocon90293See all my reviews

I liked this film and became a Belmondo and Delon fan because of it. The story fosters traditional friendship values : Loyalty , affection , and it underwrites pursuit of dreams.

All production values are a little over dramatic , which worked for me given the slightly hammy machismo of the stars. These guys looked like they really are friends off-screen and maybe had a lot of fun making the film. They are a couple of real characters and it shows through. They're better at playing themselves than at acting

Interesting sepia stills for credit backgrounds which predate Butch Cassidy's use of them as nostalgia evocation.

Somewhat typical of foreign films of the period , the continuity was sometimes uneven . But that wasn't particularly disruptive because of the un-complex story line.

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Release Date:

13 August 1970 (USA) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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