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About the Movie
Roger Sartet is a condemned murderer who escapes from prison with the help of Vittorio Manalese, a Sicilian mobster. The two plan to steal a collection of jewels that are scheduled to be displayed at an exhibition in Venice. They are swayed into a different course of action by Tony Nocisia, an American friend of Vittorio's, who suggests that rather than steal the jewels from the exhibition, they hijack the airplane that is scheduled to transport the jewels from Venice to their next port of call, New York City. Vittorio hides Roger at his home and arranges for his family to carry out the job. In the meantime, Roger begins an affair with Vittorio's daughter-in-law. After the heist, the Manalese family goes into hiding in Paris and Vittorio, who has discovered the affair, lures Roger to Paris in order to rub him out. However, Roger arrives early and sees one of Vittorio's sons there at the airport. He guesses what's up, and has the son arrested. Vittorio is furious and is more determined than ever.
A decent late 60's heist film. No more, no less.
All around an entertaining heist movie. Definitely not a thriller as it has been pegged but a reasonable crime drama that is very much of it's time.
Leaves me wondering how such an accomplished piece of cinema ended up with such a singularly bizarre soundtrack idiosyncrasy. For those who've seen it I offer the following comedic fodder: boi-oi-oi-oing! For those who haven't you'll get this when you do.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1970
- © 1969 Les Productions Fox-Europa S.A.R.L. and Les Films du Siecle. Renewed 1996 Les Productions Fox-Europa S.A.R.L. and Les Films du Siecle.