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The Crook / Simon the Swiss

The Crook / Simon the Swiss

A Feature film by Claude Lelouch

Produced by Les Productions Artistes Associés, Les Films Ariane, Les Films 13

Release in France : 20/11/1970

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Actors (23)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Les Productions Artistes Associés, Les Films Ariane, Les Films 13

Film exports/foreign sales :

Les Films 26

Foreign production company :

Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)

French distribution :

United Artists

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Simon (Jean-Claude Trintignant) gets out of prison and summons his old friend Charles (Charles Gerard) and Martine (Christine Lelouch), his one time lover now married to a wealthy man. The three kidnap a little boy and then blackmail the bank where the boy's father works to pay the ransom of one million dollars. The publicity-conscious bank pays the ransom but the rest doesn't go exactly as planned.

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Full credits (15)

Assistant Director :

Claude Pinoteau

Producers :

Claude Lelouch, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine

Foreign producers :

Léon Zuratas, Alberto Grimaldi

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Louis Ducarme

Editor :

Marie-Claude Lacambre

Music Composer :

Francis Lai

Costume designer :

Ted Lapidus

Location manager :

Nicole Carmet

Dialogue Writer :

Claude Lelouch

Screenwriters :

Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau, Pierre Uytterhoeven

Director of Photography :

Jean Collomb

Production managers :

Raymond Leplont, Pierre Pardon

Assistant Editor :

Daniel Vigne

Casting :

Arlette Gordon

Sound Mixer :

Alex Pront

Technical details

Feature film

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Drama, Crime/thriller

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

2 h

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