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René La Canne

René La Canne

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Rizzoli Film, FTD International Cinéma

Release in France : 16/02/1977

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Rizzoli Film, FTD International Cinéma

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In this sardonic crime comedy, Rene (Gerard Depardieu) and Marchand (Michel Piccoli) are best friends. What makes their friendship special is that Rene is a professional thief, and Marchand is a policeman, albeit somewhat corrupt. They have even shared the same girlfriend, for Krista (Sylvia Kristel) began as Rene's girl and then became Marchand's. During the German occupation, they were both sent to a German labor camp, and they teamed up to outwit the Germans and have as good a time as they could, under the circumstances.

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Jacques-Eric Strauss

Author of original work :

Roger Borniche

Screenwriters :

Francis Girod, Jacques Rouffio

Director of Photography :

Aldo Tonti

Assistant Operator :

Bruno de Keyzer

Production Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

Assistant editors :

Jacques Audiard, Adeline Yoyotte, Isabelle García de Herreros, Dominique Faysse

Music Composer :

Ennio Morricone

Costume designers :

Jacques Fonteray, Corinne Jorry

Assistant directors :

Gianni Arduini, Denys Granier-Deferre, Pierre Tati, Roger Wielgus

Producer :

Jacques-Eric Strauss

Foreign Producer :

Angelo Rizzoli

Sound Recordist :

Bernard Bats

Camera Operator :

Jean Harnois

Editor :

Eva Zora

Production Designers :

Jean-Jacques Caziot, Philippe Turlure

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Sound mixers :

Claude Villand, Maurice Gilbert

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 36 min

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