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Cartouche (1962)

Original Title : Cartouche
Director : Philippe de Broca
Writer : Daniel Boulanger
Philippe de Broca
Charles Spaak
Genre : Action
Comedy
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Georges Dancigers , Alexandre Mnouchkine
Music : Georges Delerue
Photography : Christian Matras
IMDB ID : 0055832
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poster for "Cartouche" by Philippe de Broca (1962)
Cartouche (1962) - Philippe de Broca
 

Starring

¬Jean-Paul Belmondo Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche
¬Claudia Cardinale V√©nus
¬Jess Hahn La Douceur
¬Marcel Dalio Malichot
¬Jean Rochefort La Taupe
¬Philippe Lemaire M. de Ferrussac
¬No√ęl Roquevert Le sergent recruteur
¬Odile Versois Isabelle de Ferrussac
¬Jacques Charon Le colonel
¬Lucien Raimbourg Le mar√©chal
¬Jacques Balutin Le moine Capucine
¬Pierre Repp Le marquis de Griffe
¬Jacques Hilling L'aubergiste
¬Paul Pr√©boist Un gendarme
¬Ren√© Marlic Petit Oncle, le tavernier
¬Madeleine Clervanne Pierette la du√®gne
¬Raoul Billerey Un complice de Cartouche
¬Alain Dekok Louison
¬Enzo Cerusico Un bandit
¬Bernard Haller .... La voix du perroquet voice
¬Antoine Baud Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Philippe de Broca L'homme qui crie 'les aristocrates √† la lanterne' (uncredited
¬William Callaway Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Lucien Camiret (uncredited
¬Philippe Castelli Le commissaire (uncredited
¬L√©once Corne Le comte d√©pouill√© (uncredited
¬Dominique Davray Une fille de l'auberge (uncredited
¬Philippe Gu√©gan Un complice de Catouche (uncredited
¬Paul Jeanjean Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Raymond Leplont L'aide du bourreau (uncredited
¬Henri Lopez Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Pierre Maguelon Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Armel Marin Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
¬Georges Montant (uncredited
¬Jacques Pr√©boist Le second gendarme (uncredited
¬Ir√®ne Sologoub (uncredited
¬Bernadette Stern Une fille de l'auberge (uncredited
¬Roger Trapp Un officier (uncredited
 

Plot

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost.
 

Comments

De Broca and Belmondo bring their unique Gallic flair to the grand style swashbuckler. This lush and lively swashbuckler is notable for it's slapstick humor and blatantly romantic finale.The silliness works thanks to director DeBroca's whimsically light touch and Belmondo's atypical athletic charm.It's an elegant and sumptuous looking production and a surprisingly romantic adventure.The ravishing Ms. Cardinale alone is worth the price of admission.Delightful in spirit, charming in delivery, with appropriately gorgeous music by Georges Delerue.The superb widescreen DVD from Anchor Bay is the best way to appreciate this movie.
 
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Cartouche (1962) - Philippe de Broca
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