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Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief, Yan Kuq, whose wife has died under suspicious ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Hugo Sennart, Le Gitan
Paul Meurisse ... Yan Kuq
Annie Girardot ... Ninie
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Policeman Blot
Bernard Giraudeau ... Mareuil
Renato Salvatori ... Jo Amila, dit "Jo le boxeur"
Maurice Barrier ... Jacques Helman
Maurice Biraud ... Pierrot le naïf
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Jeannot
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Marcel
Pierre Danny Pierre Danny ... Riquet
Adolfo Lastretti ... A brother Rinaldi
Rino Bolognesi Rino Bolognesi ... A brother Rinaldi
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... Docteur J. Weiss, le vétérinaire
Mario David ... Bob
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Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief, Yan Kuq, whose wife has died under suspicious circumstance just after a major burglary. The Gypsy needs to settle a few scores and make one more heist before going to ground, and, by coincidence, his path takes him close to Yan, who's hiding in the hotel of a close friend and former lover, Ninie. The Gypsy lives by a code of honor, which puts him at risk on occasion; and he despises those who treat his people as worse than dogs. The police close in. Is there honor among thieves? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 December 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Zigeuner See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A subtle and complex story.
3 September 2014 | by houstodSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be low-key and subtle. There are three parallel story streams led by Delon as the gypsy Hugo Sennart, Meurisse as Yan Kuq the fence and safe cracker, and Bozzuffi as the cop whose task it is to bring them in. The film is character driven, but interest in the characters grows while watching the film as opposed to movies in which the characters demand attention from the beginning. It is a story primarily about men. These are hard people whether Gypsy, cop, or thief, and any sentimentality is tempered with cold reality. Several scenes with Alain Delon and young boys support the growing understanding that Sennart (Delon)is running out of time and add to the sense of underlying melancholy. The scene with Delon watching the flight of flamingos is something I will never forget or grow tired of watching. I would describe this movie as beautiful - subdued - with strong emotional undercurrents.


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