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Flic Story (1975)

This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

Roger Borniche (autobiography), Alphonse Boudard | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Roger Borniche
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Emile Buisson
Renato Salvatori ... Mario Poncini
Claudine Auger ... Catherine
Maurice Biraud ... Le patron de l'hôtel Saint-Appoline
André Pousse ... Jean-Baptiste Buisson
Mario David ... Raymond Pelletier
Paul Crauchet ... Paul Robier
Denis Manuel Denis Manuel ... L'inspecteur Lucien Darros
Marco Perrin ... Vieuchene
Henri Guybet ... L'inspecteur Hidoine
Maurice Barrier ... Rene Bollec
Françoise Dorner ... Suzanne Bollec
William Sabatier ... Ange
Adolfo Lastretti ... Jeannot - le Niçois
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This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective Borniche by repeatedly killing his informants. When he's finally caught with help from the little criminal Paul, Buisson will have committed more than 100 robberies and killed 30 people. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 October 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cop Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Based on a true story. See more »

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References Devil in the Flesh (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Musique Piano Et Dialogue
Dialogue between Renato Salvatori, Maurice Barrier and Alain Delon
Piano in the background performed by Claude Bolling
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Remarkable
29 August 2018 | by chaswe-28402See all my reviews

Sitting through this for the first time I was under the delusion it had been directed by Melville, although it didn't seem to be quite his style. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't, but by someone called Deray, whom I'd never heard of. The history of the pursuit, over several years, of a dedicated cop after an unrestrained and ruthless thief and killer, it turns out to be a masterpiece, with depth. Gradually it grows clear that the two men are psychologically related: two sides of one coin. It dawns on the viewer, or it did on this one, that it's to be doubted if there's anything that can be called free will. Both men are creatures of circumstance, who have not really chosen their destinies. There is a curious rapport between them. Cops need robbers, like cowboys need Indians. Each can look on the other and think: there, but for arbitrary fortune, go I. Buisson's use of his gun seems as natural and spontaneous as any of Tarantino's reservoir dogs. Borniche suffers his own harassment and pressures. No man chooses his birth or the pattern of his life. Or does he ? A thought-inducing experience.


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