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A gangster and his partner commit one last crime before fleeing to France in Claude Sautet’s dazzling directorial debut.

A gangster and his partner commit one last crime before fleeing to France in Claude Sautet’s dazzling directorial debut.

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Highly rated by Jean-Pierre Melville, Robert Bresson and Bertrand Tavernier, and described as “the greatest of all French gangster movies” by the Guardian, Classe tous risques is an astonishing crime film that was the dazzling directorial debut of the influential Claude Sautet (1924 – 2000), better known for his later films Un Coeur en hiver (1992) and Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (1995).

Starring the great Italian-born character actor Lino Ventura as a once-powerful Parisian gangster who has grown weary of his exile in Italy and longs to return home to his wife and two small children in Paris. In order to finance this ambition, he decides to pull one last job – boldly executed in broad daylight on the streets of Milan. His getaway proves dangerous, but when he enlists the help of his old partners-in-crime, they are reluctant to risk their own safety and instead send a complete stranger – the fresh-faced Eric Stark (Jean-Paul Belmondo) – to escort their former comrade to Paris.

“The greatest of all French gangster movies … Classe Tous Risques singlehandedly put muscle, sinew, soul and brains back into the French gangster movie … don’t miss it”
— Guardian Guide

Highly rated by Jean-Pierre Melville, Robert Bresson and Bertrand Tavernier, and described as “the greatest of all French gangster movies” by the Guardian, Classe tous risques is an astonishing crime film that was the dazzling directorial debut of the influential Claude Sautet (1924 – 2000), better known for his later films Un Coeur en hiver (1992) and Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (1995).

Starring the great Italian-born character actor Lino Ventura as a once-powerful Parisian gangster who has grown weary of his exile in Italy and longs to return home to his wife and two small children in Paris. In order to finance this ambition, he decides to pull one last job – boldly executed in broad daylight on the streets of Milan. His getaway proves dangerous, but when he enlists the help of his old partners-in-crime, they are reluctant to risk their own safety and instead send a complete stranger – the fresh-faced Eric Stark (Jean-Paul Belmondo) – to escort their former comrade to Paris.

“The greatest of all French gangster movies … Classe Tous Risques singlehandedly put muscle, sinew, soul and brains back into the French gangster movie … don’t miss it”
— Guardian Guide

Extras

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Brand new restoration
  • Monsieur Ventura (Doug Headline, 1996/2014, 36 mins): documentary on the life and career of Lino Ventura
  • Original French and US trailers
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essay by the Guardian's John Patterson

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SKU 5035673011850
Catalogue Number BFIB1185
Subtitle A film by Claude Sautet
Product contents
  • Booklet with original essays.
Year 1960
Director Sautet, Claude;
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries France
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 110
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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