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Le battant (The Fighter)

Original title
Le battant
Year
Running time
121 min.
Country
France France
Director
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Screenwriter
Alain Delon, Christopher Frank (Novel: André Caroff)
Music
Christian Dorisse
Cinematography
Jean Tournier
Cast
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Producer
Adel Productions / T. Films
Genre
Drama. Thriller | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Jacques Darnay (Delon) is released after having served ten years in prison for robbing a jewelry store. Much about that crime remained a mystery: the stolen diamonds were never recovered, and no one knows exactly how Charby the jeweler died. At his trial it was declared that Darnay acted alone, yet the size and complexity of the heist make that seem highly unlikely. Darnay's release is anxiously awaited, by both the police, who hope he'll reveal more information about the crime, and by some of Darnay's former friends, who have a few ideas as to what might have happened to the diamonds. Having, perhaps, played in his years enough of both, Delon is the perfect point man in this duel between cops and crooks, capitalizing on each side's strengths and weaknesses while decidedly pursuing his own agenda.

Delon's own homage to the French gangster movies of the 60s and 70s, with a an explicit reference to Le samouraï.
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