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René La Canne

René La Canne

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Président Films

Release in France : 16/02/1977


    In this sardonic crime comedy, Rene (Gerard Depardieu) and Marchand (Michel Piccoli) are best friends. What makes their friendship special is that Rene is a professional thief, and Marchand is a policeman, albeit somewhat corrupt. They have even shared the same girlfriend, for Krista (Sylvia Kristel) began as Rene's girl and then became Marchand's. During the German occupation, they were both sent to a German labor camp, and they teamed up to outwit the Germans and have as good a time as they could, under the circumstances.

    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Président Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Rizzoli Film

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Author of original work :

    Roger Borniche

    Screenwriters :

    Francis Girod, Jacques Rouffio

    Director of Photography :

    Aldo Tonti

    Assistant Operator :

    Bruno de Keyzer

    Production Manager :

    Gérard Crosnier

    Assistant editors :

    Jacques Audiard, Adeline Yoyotte, Isabelle García de Herreros, Dominique Faysse

    Music Composer :

    Ennio Morricone

    Costume designers :

    Jacques Fonteray, Corinne Jorry

    Assistant directors :

    Gianni Arduini, Denys Granier-Deferre, Pierre Tati, Roger Wielgus

    Producer :

    Jacques-Eric Strauss

    Foreign Producer :

    Angelo Rizzoli

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Bats

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Harnois

    Editor :

    Eva Zora

    Production Designers :

    Jean-Jacques Caziot, Philippe Turlure

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Sound mixers :

    Claude Villand, Maurice Gilbert

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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