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Borsalino (1970)

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

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... François Capella
Alain Delon ... Roch Siffredi
Catherine Rouvel 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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian | German

Release Date:

13 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borsalino See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$500,000, 31 December 1970
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Borsalino Company made fedora style hats from the late 19th century to the 20th century, with its heydays during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, when sales went through the roof. The title of this film comes from the name of the hat company which supplied the hats worn by the characters during the movie. The Borsalino hat company helped finance the movie. See more »

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Referenced in The Muppet Show: Marisa Berenson (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Exoticana
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling
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One of the all-time fun French gangster films
1 January 2008 | by paxton-12See all my reviews

"Borsalino" is one of the all-time fun French gangster films. I saw it in a cinema in Paris when I studied there eons ago, but just try to find the DVD or videotape! I guess they're trying to increase its rarity value by foisting a much inferior film, Borsalino & Company, on Delon and Belmondo fans. Well, this is the genuine article, more Marseille than the real city, perhaps 70 years or so ago, so just enjoy the great dialogue and scenarios IF YOU EVER MANAGE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS TAPE OR (BETTER) DVD, NOT DUBBED but with subtitles s'il vous plaît. The soundtrack by Claude Bolling (sporadically available on CD) is the perfect accompaniment, and the combination of the French cinema's two most popular young actors made this an all time favorite in France. In the final analysis, style certainly triumphs over substance, and you'll never forget you are seeing Delon and Belmondo. This film has stuck in my mind all these years, and I think you'll be just as impressed as I was... bonne chance!


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