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The Insolent (1973)

L'insolent (original title)
Having escaped from prison, Ristack contacts his partner to organize an attack on a van full of gold.


Jean-Claude Roy


Jacques Risser (dialogue), Jacques Risser (novel) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Silva ... Emmanuel Ristack dit 'L'insolent'
André Pousse ... Milan
Philippe Clay ... Dargnac
Georges Géret ... Marco
Robert Dalban ... Roger Turquand
Yves Afonso ... Petit René
Sabine Glaser Sabine Glaser ... Une de Mai
Jacques Bernard Jacques Bernard ... Débauché
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Fangio
Jean Franval Jean Franval ... Le commissaire
Louis Lalanne Louis Lalanne
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Gaspard
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... La Fouine
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... Le Pecore
Pierre Raffo Pierre Raffo


Having escaped from prison, Ristack contacts his partner to organize an attack on a van full of gold.

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Release Date:

25 January 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Sting See more »

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Tanagra Productions See more »
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L'Insolent (Générique Fin)
Written and Performed by Bernard Gérard Et Son Orchestre
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A gem
24 June 2004 | by blowupujotSee all my reviews

I think this is the best film Jean-Claude Roy ever made. It reminds fondly the Lautner-Audiard films of the late 60s-early 70s, with the same team of legendary actors : André Pousse, Georges Géret, Dalban, Philippe Clay... It's such a pleasure to see them together ! That film shouldn't be so underrated - in fact, I think it's simply completely unknown, and that's a real shame, because due to its cynicism, its cast, its humor and its music (Bernard Gérard stands here at the heaven of European funk-masters alongside with Piero Umiliani), it stands the comparison with Lautner's works, although it looks - and actually WAS - really cheaper. If you can, prefer the French version, for its clever dubbing of Henry Silva's voice (made by an American actor whose name I can't remember living at the time in Paris), because in English you don't have any equivalent to the inimitable voice of André Pousse.

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