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Le gang (1977)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 January 1977 (France)
In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police ... See full summary »

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Jacques Deray
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Robert, dit 'le dingue'
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Jo
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Raymond
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Manu
Maurice Barrier ... Lucien dit 'Le Mammouth'
Raymond Bussières ... Cornélius
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... Léon
Laura Betti ... Felicia
Nicole Calfan ... Marinette
Gilette Barbier
Agnès Château Agnès Château ... La femme de Raymond
Dominique Davray ... La prostituée
Anne Jousset Anne Jousset ... Une amie de Janine
Catherine Lachens ... Janine
Carole Leroy Carole Leroy
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In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, but how long will their luck last? Written by Infofreak

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 January 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gang See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Adaptation from a novel based on true events written by Roger Borniche, an ex-inspector of police See more »

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Featured in Le Gang: variations sur un même thème (2014) See more »

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Unconvincing, unoriginal period piece
14 May 2015 | by markwood272See all my reviews

Saw this 5/10/15. Le Gang fails as a period piece since little shown in the film looks as if it belongs in the 1940's. The story, such as it is, relates the true exploits of a bunch of robbers who used front wheel drive vehicles in the getaway, hence the newspapers of the day came up with the label le gang traction avant. Otherwise predictable goings on, with Delon smirking his way through every shot. There are a few good action sequences, which require Delon to run and jump and withhold the smirk until after running and jumping. Story is told from the perspective of the Delon character's moll, but she provides little of interest herself and completely fails as a conduit for the storyline. One noticeable ingredient is the bouncy, "spirited" music credited to Carlo Rustichelli – unsurprising since it sounds an awful lot like Nino Rota's score for Juliet of the Spirits (1965). Next time Rustichelli should borrow music with a less obvious signature!


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