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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

A Feature film by José Giovanni

Produced by Valoria Films

Release in France : 24/04/1968


    Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend to manipulate. The killing of the President is to take place in a small town whose "great lady", Camito, is an alluring former thespian and the despot's mistress. Things go according to plan as the President commits the imprudence to come and see Camito without his escort. "Le Rital" just has to pull the trigger and his mission is achieved. But to no avail actually as the revolutionaries prove unable to take advantage of the situation. Worse, "Le Rital" finds himself driven to shoot at Chico(without killing him though) whereas he has become close to him. In the end he leaves Mexico for new adventures without anybody knowing that deep inside himself he is a broken man.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Valoria Films

    French distribution :

    Valoria Films

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    Full credits (19)

    Assistant Director :

    Marc Monnet

    Dialogue Writer :

    José Giovanni

    Producers :

    Paul Cadéac, André Hunebelle, Robert Gascuel

    Foreign producers :

    Marcello Danon, Hercule Mucchielli

    Sound Recordist :

    René-Christian Forget

    Assistant Operators :

    Pierre Charvein, Gérard Petit

    Production managers :

    Alain Queffelean, René Fargeas

    Assistant editors :

    Claudine Merlin, Catherine Peltier, Marie-Geneviève Ripeau

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Jacques Caziot

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Klissak

    Adaptation :

    José Giovanni

    Author of original work :

    John Carrick

    Screenwriter :

    José Giovanni

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Petit

    Sound Assistant :

    Jacques Berger

    Camera Operator :

    Noël Martin

    Editor :

    Kenout Peltier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lucile Costa

    Music Composer :

    François de Roubaix

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Mexico, France

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    Majority French (Italy, Mexico, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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