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Le gang (1977)

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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... Robert, dit 'le dingue'
Xavier Depraz ... Jo
Roland Bertin ... Raymond
Adalberto Maria Merli ... Manu
... Lucien dit 'Le Mammouth'
Raymond Bussières ... Cornélius
Giampiero Albertini ... Léon
... Felicia
... Marinette
Agnès Château ... La femme de Raymond
... La prostituée
Anne Jousset ... Une amie de Janine
... Janine
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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19 January 1977 (France)  »

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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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Referenced in Les grandes bouches (1999) See more »

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Unconvincing, unoriginal period piece
14 May 2015 | by See 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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