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Le ruffian (1983)

Aldo, in his fifties, works in a gold mine in Northern Canada, in the middle of a bunch of adventurers.

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José Giovanni

Writers:

José Giovanni (novel), José Giovanni (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Aldo
Bernard Giraudeau ... Gérard
Claudia Cardinale ... La 'baronne'
Béatrix Van Til Béatrix Van Til ... Éléonore
Pierre Frag Pierre Frag ... John
August Schellenberg ... Neslon Harting
James Ernest Davis James Ernest Davis ... An Indian (as James E. Davis Jr.)
Danyl Wahayenni-Martin Danyl Wahayenni-Martin ... An Indian
Rick Alkerton Rick Alkerton
Robert Bouchard
Broan Bowron Broan Bowron
Mike Bradford Mike Bradford
Donald Brown Donald Brown
Lorne Carry Lorne Carry
William Collins William Collins
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Aldo, in his fifties, works in a gold mine in Northern Canada, in the middle of a bunch of adventurers.

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Adventure | Crime

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 January 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ruffian See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A decent oldie
18 August 2006 | by csagneSee all my reviews

This film describes the adventure of a group of friends who want to recover crates full of gold from a fall in Canada. I had a fond memory of it, which somehow faded with a recent viewing.

Lino Ventura is still good, but lame at times. Landscapes are fabulous and the music by Vladimir Cosma is still good in the main theme, although unfortunately pasted more or less continuously, which was not the smartest move.

Other characters and actors are not reaching that high, including Claudia Cardinale and Giraudeau (possibly the best one in the cast there).

A good portrait of the Canadian Wild West today, it remains a decent rental or discount buy if you're fond of Lino Ventura.


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