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Hit Man / Scoumoune

Hit Man / Scoumoune

A Feature film by José Giovanni

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 12/12/1972

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Actors (30)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Lira Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

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French distribution :

Lira Films

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Episodic portrait of a criminal, from 1934 until after the war. Roberto Borgo is tough, cool, sardonic, loyal, and deadly. He comes to Marseilles to help his friend Xavier Saratov get out of jail, first killing a local brothel and casino boss to take over the businesses, and, with the help of Xavier's sister, Georgia, amass money for Xavier's defense. Xavier loses in court, so Roberto gets himself thrown in prison to be with his friend. Escape proves futile, but they are pardoned in exchange for working as sappers. After the war, Xavier is a bitter cripple, but Roberto remains detached, extorting ownership of a casino, which puts his friends at risk. Does he care?

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Full credits (14)

Assistant directors :

Bernard Mazauric, Philippe Lefebvre

Author of original work :

José Giovanni

Screenwriter :

José Giovanni

Sound Recordist :

René-Christian Forget

Production managers :

Pierre Darçay, Ludmila Goulian, Philippe Lefebvre

Production Designer :

Jean-Jacques Caziot

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Moreau

Dialogue Writer :

José Giovanni

Producers :

Raymond Danon, Ralph Baum

Director of Photography :

Andréas Winding

Sound Assistant :

Jacques Berger

Editor :

Françoise Javet

Music Composer :

François de Roubaix

Still Photographer :

Léo Mirkine

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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