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Two Men in Town (1973)

Deux hommes dans la ville (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1976 (USA)
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.


José Giovanni


José Giovanni (original scenario), José Giovanni (dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Germain Cazeneuve
Alain Delon ... Gino Strabliggi
Mimsy Farmer ... Lucie
Victor Lanoux ... Marcel
Cécile Vassort ... Évelyne Cazeneuve
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Sophie Strabliggi
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Le patron de l'imprimerie
Malka Ribowska ... L'avocate de Gino (as Malka Ribovska)
Christine Fabréga Christine Fabréga ... Geneviève Cazeneuve
Gérard Depardieu ... Un jeune truand
Robert Castel Robert Castel ... André Vaultier
Albert Augier Albert Augier ... Rasuin
Maurice Barrier ... Le juge d'instruction
Paul Beauvais Paul Beauvais
Gabriel Briand Gabriel Briand ... Jeannot


A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Crime | Drama


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This movie was part of a campaign against death penalty in France that took place in the 1970's. Director José Giovanni was sentenced to death in 1945 right after the war and was pardoned by the then French president. Ten years later, after completing his sentence he became a writer, screenwriter and movie director. Death penalty was finally abolished in France in 1981. See more »


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bleak, slow but definitely worth watching
8 December 2005 | by raghavan-69See all my reviews

I love Alain Delon and Jean Gabin and french cinema. So I was high on expectations when i began this film. It's good. It's a simple story, that moves organically and is well photographed and acted....it is not a typical film....and hence needs a bit of time to get into the mood of the film. But it's a stirring story and gradually you understand and get emotionally involved in the characters. And you feel Oh my God....this is dangerous, tragic. I hate comments that reveal the complete story....no...but i loved the character of the vindictive cop. A guy i hated... The end of the film reminded me of Kieslowski's A short film about killing. For those seeking entertainment, watch the Alain Delon thrillers featured in the DVD extras. This is a serious film but it's eminently watchable and has a powerful underplayed drama.

The actors are a treat to watch. I love Jean Gabin, though i must confess, i've only seen him play the old man.

He'd have been as stupendous when young. His face is a landscape of stories.

The ideal double bill would be this film, followed by Henri Vernuil's Any number can win...with the same principle cast.

Since i'm from India, I must add here that we have our own Alain Delon here....Saif Ali Khan. A handsome intense actor who is right now very happening.

Not a date movie for sure but a good film nevertheless.

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