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The Crook / Simon the Swiss

The Crook / Simon the Swiss

A Feature film by Claude Lelouch

Produced by Les Productions Artistes Associés, Les Films Ariane, Les Films 13

Release in France : 20/11/1970


    Simon (Jean-Claude Trintignant) gets out of prison and summons his old friend Charles (Charles Gerard) and Martine (Christine Lelouch), his one time lover now married to a wealthy man. The three kidnap a little boy and then blackmail the bank where the boy's father works to pay the ransom of one million dollars. The publicity-conscious bank pays the ransom but the rest doesn't go exactly as planned.

    Source :

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Productions Artistes Associés, Les Films Ariane, Les Films 13

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films 26

    Foreign production company :

    Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)

    French distribution :

    United Artists

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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    Full credits (15)

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Pinoteau

    Producers :

    Claude Lelouch, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine

    Foreign producers :

    Léon Zuratas, Alberto Grimaldi

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Louis Ducarme

    Editor :

    Marie-Claude Lacambre

    Music Composer :

    Francis Lai

    Costume designer :

    Ted Lapidus

    Location manager :

    Nicole Carmet

    Dialogue Writer :

    Claude Lelouch

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau, Pierre Uytterhoeven

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Collomb

    Production managers :

    Raymond Leplont, Pierre Pardon

    Assistant Editor :

    Daniel Vigne

    Casting :

    Arlette Gordon

    Sound Mixer :

    Alex Pront

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Crime/thriller

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h

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