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The Burglars

The Burglars

A Feature film by Henri Verneuil

Produced by Columbia France

Release in France : 27/10/1971

    Synopsis

    Azad (Jean-Paul Belmondo), Ralf (Robert Hossein) and 2 other accomplices rob a suitcase of emeralds from a rich Greek citizen, M.Tasco. When Abel Zacharia (Omar Sharif), the Athenian police chief, surprises Azad's car in front of Tasco's house on the night of the robbery, he decides to let Azad and his team go, hoping he could retrieve the emeralds for himself. Follows a chase between Azad and the corrupt cop through Athens' streets which culminates to the final scene which will be later borrowed by Witness in 1982.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Columbia France

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

    Foreign production company :

    Vides Cinematografica

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Henri Verneuil

    Dialogue Writer :

    Henri Verneuil

    Screenwriters :

    Henri Verneuil, Vahé Katcha

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Renoir

    Production Manager :

    Jacques Juranville

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Saulnier

    Stunt performers :

    Claude Carliez, Rémy Julienne

    Assistant directors :

    Marc Grunebaum, Bernard Stora

    Author of original work :

    David Goodis

    Foreign Producer :

    Franco Cristaldi

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Rieul, Jacques Carrère

    Editor :

    Pierre Gillette

    Music Composer :

    Ennio Morricone

    Music Director :

    Bruno Nicolai

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Crime/thriller, Thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1971

    French release :

    27/10/1971

    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    38351

    Visa issue date :

    19/10/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (5)

    Director