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Le Cercle rouge (Le cercle rouge) (1970)

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Starring (View all)
Alain Delon Alain Delon
Corey
Bourvil Bourvil
Le Commissaire Mattei
Yves Montand Yves Montand
Jansen
Paul Crauchet Paul Crauchet
Le Receleur
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot
L'inspecteur général de la police
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet
Le Gardien de prison


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A good movie

1 year, 7 months ago at Mar 3 7:57
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I already saw this movie not so long ago but I thought I might as well check it out again. The first time around, since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I had some rather high expectations. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a fairly realistic but also really stylish crime thriller. Indeed, what I enjoyed the most was the expert directing of Jean-Pierre Melville who managed to... read more
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Description: On the eve of his release after five years imprisoned, the thief Corey is contacted by one guard of the prison that offers him a jewelry heist. However Corey seeks out his former boss Rico and steals money from him. Rico sends two gangsters to hunt Corey down and retrieve the stolen amount. Meanwhile the criminal Vogel is transported by train by the Police Officer Mattei and succeeds to escape. Corey drives from Marseille to Paris and Vogel hides in the trunk of his car. Corey finds him but does not object to ride Vogel to Paris hidden in the trunk. When the gangsters sent by Rico cut in Corey's car, Vogel saves him from the cri ... (more)
Release date: 20 October 1970
UPC: 037429184028
Tags: 1970s (9), French (8), Crime (7), France (7), Drama (6), 1970 (6), Escape (6), Thief (6), Heist (5), Train (4), Murder (4), Shooting (4), Criminal Gang (3), Police (3), Criterion (3), Jazz Club (3), Escaped Convict (2), Jazz Music (2), Paris France (2), Ex Policeman (2)
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A good movie

“I already saw this movie not so long ago but I thought I might as well check it out again. The first time around, since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I had some rather high expectations. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a fairly realistic but also really stylish crime thriller. Indeed, what I enjoyed the most was the expert directing of Jean-Pierre Melville who managed to deliver such a spellbinding mood without even using some music (except during the heist scene). Well, I’m glad I gave it a second chance because, I have to admit it, the first time around, I did struggle with the story through. Indeed, I thought it was entertaining but there were some stuff that kept bothering me. For example, why would Mattei go with Vogel by train all by himself? It didn't ma” read more

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