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The Burglars

The Burglars

A Feature film by Henri Verneuil

Produced by Columbia France

Release in France : 27/10/1971

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Columbia France

French distribution :

Columbia France

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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.

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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

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Thriller

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

2 h 5 min

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