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When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find...

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Directed by

Jean-Pierre Melville

Written by

Jean-Pierre Melville (Screenplay)

Runtime

140 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

No place to hide . . . nowhere to run . . .

Cast

Keywords

thief prison paris france murderer escape corruption police gang heist pimp jewel aristocratic custody

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Lists

#298 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#589 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?