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A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent.

Corporate Author: Euro International Films.
Other Authors: Dorfmann, Robert, 1912-1999., Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973., Delon, Alain, 1935-, Bourvil, 1917-1970., Volonté, Gian Maria, 1933-, Montand, Yves, 1921-1991., Crauchet, Paul., Périer, François., Decae, Henri., Dubus, Marie-Sophie., Demarsan, Eric, 1938-, Meurisse, Théobald., Films Corona., Rialto Pictures LLC., Criterion Collection (Firm), Studio Canal., Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Format: Video DVD
Language: French
English
Published: [United States] : Criterion Collection : 2003
Edition: Special ed.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 218.
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Review by Library Journal Review

A just-released thief, an escaped convict, and an alcoholic ex-gendarme combine their talents to pull off an elaborate jewel heist in Jean-Pierre Melville's (Bob le Flambeur) atmospheric thriller. French icons Alain Delon and Yves Montand star as stylized characters whose fates are sealed by genre expectations. While this interesting but somewhat overrated film noir deserves to be more widely seen than its stateside distribution allowed, the two-disc, extras-laden treatment seems a bit much. For larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.