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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

A Feature film by José Giovanni

Produced by Valoria Films

Release in France : 24/04/1968

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Valoria Films

French distribution :

Valoria Films

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Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend to manipulate. The killing of the President is to take place in a small town whose "great lady", Camito, is an alluring former thespian and the despot's mistress. Things go according to plan as the President commits the imprudence to come and see Camito without his escort. "Le Rital" just has to pull the trigger and his mission is achieved. But to no avail actually as the revolutionaries prove unable to take advantage of the situation. Worse, "Le Rital" finds himself driven to shoot at Chico(without killing him though) whereas he has become close to him. In the end he leaves Mexico for new adventures without anybody knowing that deep inside himself he is a broken man.

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Full credits (19)

Assistant Director :

Marc Monnet

Dialogue Writer :

José Giovanni

Producers :

Paul Cadéac, André Hunebelle, Robert Gascuel

Foreign producers :

Marcello Danon, Hercule Mucchielli

Sound Recordist :

René-Christian Forget

Assistant Operators :

Pierre Charvein, Gérard Petit

Production managers :

Alain Queffelean, René Fargeas

Assistant editors :

Claudine Merlin, Catherine Peltier, Marie-Geneviève Ripeau

Production Designer :

Jean-Jacques Caziot

Still Photographer :

Jean Klissak

Adapter/dialogue writer :

José Giovanni

Author of original work :

John Carrick

Screenwriter :

José Giovanni

Director of Photography :

Pierre Petit

Sound Assistant :

Jacques Berger

Camera Operator :

Noël Martin

Editor :

Kenout Peltier

Continuity supervisor :

Lucile Costa

Music Composer :

François de Roubaix

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Feature film

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French, Spanish

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Italy, Mexico, France

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Majority French (Italy, Mexico, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 55 min

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