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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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Cartouche (1962) - Philippe de Broca
 

Starring

Jean-Paul Belmondo Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche
Claudia Cardinale Vénus
Jess Hahn La Douceur
Marcel Dalio Malichot
Jean Rochefort La Taupe
Philippe Lemaire M. de Ferrussac
Noël Roquevert Le sergent recruteur
Odile Versois Isabelle de Ferrussac
Jacques Charon Le colonel
Lucien Raimbourg Le maréchal
Jacques Balutin Le moine Capucine
Pierre Repp Le marquis de Griffe
Jacques Hilling L'aubergiste
Paul Préboist Un gendarme
René Marlic Petit Oncle, le tavernier
Madeleine Clervanne Pierette la duègne
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 à la lanterne' (uncredited
William Callaway Un complice de Cartouche (uncredited
Lucien Camiret (uncredited
Philippe Castelli Le commissaire (uncredited
Léonce Corne Le comte dépouillé (uncredited
Dominique Davray Une fille de l'auberge (uncredited
Philippe Guégan 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 Préboist Le second gendarme (uncredited
Irène 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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