A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end of this brutal, twisting, and multilayered policier, who will be left to trust?

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  1. Jean-Pierre Melville

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Pierre Lesou


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  1. Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Jean-Paul Belmondo


  2. Serge Reggiani

    Serge Reggiani

    Maurice Faugel

  3. Jean Desailly

    Jean Desailly

    The Superintendant Clain

  4. René Lefèvre

    René Lefèvre

    Gilbert Varnove

  5. MC

    Marcel Cuvelier

    A police inspector

  6. PM

    Philippe March


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Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • March 2, 1964
    Theatrical (limited)



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