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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

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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Referenced in Mean Streets (1973) See more »

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Fast pace and lots of action
21 May 2011 | by instrumentiste8See all my reviews

Very good movie. I watched the original French version without English subtitles and although I struggled a bit with the language it was easy to follow even though my French is not fluent. What really surprised me is that the ratings for Borsalino so far have not been higher - as far as French gangster movies go I would consider it within my top 5. It is pacey with lots of action and unlike some French movies,I was never bored once watching it. The combination of Jean Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon as Capella and Siffredi worked very well and Michel Bouquet's performance as Rinaldi was also very good. My only criticism of Borasalino was that there were too many female characters linked with Capella and Siffredi and we never really learnt more about them as the story progressed. Otherwise a movie I would recommend.


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