Le voyou (1970) AKA The Crook


When Simon is released from prison, he emerges with a bold kidnapping scheme. He enlists the help of an old cohort and his former lover, Martine, to kidnap a young boy. The child’s father is an employee at a bank, and the three criminals blackmail the financial institution, demanding $1 million in ransom. Out of fear, the bank pays the sum, but the kidnappers may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Director: Claude Lelouch. AKA The Crook
Writers: Claude Lelouch (story), Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau & Pierre Uytterhoeven (screenplay), Claude Lelouch (dialogue).
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Danièle Delorme, Charles Gérard, Christine Lelouch, Yves Robert, Judith Magre, Aldo Maccione, Paul Le Person, Amidou, Gérard Sire, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Gabriella Giorgelli, Luciano Pigozzi, Mimmo Palmara, Pierre Zimmer, Charles Denner, Sacha Distel.


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One Comment

  1. Kathy Moore
    June 2, 2021

    I lost hope of ever finding this. Jean-Louis Trintignant has been a favorite of mine since I saw “A Man and A Woman” when it came out. I had a huge crush on him after seeing that movie and I try to see as many of his films as possible. So, thank you so much for all you do and for all the JLT films you’ve posted!

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