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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 ... See full summary »

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Jacques Deray

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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 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 Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en rose
Music by Louiguy (uncredited) and lyrics by Édith Piaf (uncredited)
Performed by Édith Piaf
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a good film. and little more
14 July 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of films who are more than a good one. because it gives more than good story, inspired performances, tension or credible dialogues. first - it is an admirable thriller. than - the work of Jean -Louis Trintignan is impressive , because he does a not real comfortable role in a subtle manner. the presence on screen, in same film of Ranato Salvatori and Anton Delon reminds the air of Rocco and his brothers by Visconti and that detail is important for a part of public. not the least, it is a real story who has the chance to be presented in the right manner, the atmosphere being recreated in wise manner. a film who has useful demonstration of few legendary actors. and who suggest a kind of portrait's sketch of evil.in same measure, the scenes behind Buisson's catchment and the habits after the moments of Borniche and Buisson are more than interesting.


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