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The Crook (1970)

Le voyou (original title)
Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

Director:

Claude Lelouch

Writers:

Claude Lelouch (story), Claude Lelouch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Simon Duroc dit 'le Suisse'
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Janine
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
Christine Lelouch Christine Lelouch ... Martine
Yves Robert ... Le commissaire
Judith Magre ... Mme Gallois
Aldo Maccione ... Aldo Ferrari
Paul Le Person ... Le faussaire
Amidou ... Bill
Gérard Sire Gérard Sire ... Le maire
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ... Le banquier
Gabriella Giorgelli ... L'italienne
Luciano Pigozzi
Mimmo Palmara
Pierre Zimmer ... Martine's Husband
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Storyline

Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

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CLAUDE LELOUCH who took a particular look at love in "A MAN AND A WOMAN" takes a particular look at crime in "THE CROOK"

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jean-Louis Trintignant's character is named Simon Duroc. In the actor's previous movie with this director, the celebrated Un homme et une femme (1966), his character was named Jean-Louis Duroc. See more »

Connections

References A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »

User Reviews

 
Creative serious fun.
11 June 2000 | by NasaraSee all my reviews

This is a film that I remember fondly from the 70s. A great caper movie with several twists and turns. Betrayal and counter betrayal and a conclusion that makes you laugh out loud! Usually a serious actor in political or psychological films - Jean Louis T. tries some lighter than air 'hey-presto' and proves that he can do comedy as well. I wish more people would know this film so that the satirical line "Merci, Simca" would be a household word - to diffuse Regis' line "Is that your final answer".

Of the several themes the film explores, none is more relevant than the theme of the popularization of greed. A 'kidnapage' is effectively carried out during a televised game show, whilst the parents are instructed to repeat the sponsors name, hence they repeat "Merci, Simca", the name of the car they hope to win.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 November 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crook See more »

Filming Locations:

Gazeran, Yvelines, France See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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