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José Giovanni – Les Égouts du paradis aka The Sewers of Paradise (1979)

Albert Spaggiari (Francis Huster), a legendary bank robber, assembles a team of assorted experts, all with great gangster names such as 68, Mike La Baraka, The Egyptian. Together they plan to tunnel up through the sewers and break into the vault of the bank in Nice. Director José Giovanni, himself an ex-convict and a successful crime writer, steps up to helm this film about a super-robbery. Will it work? Will they crack? Will Albert and Charlotte (Lila Kedrova), resolve their differences, or will the police catch them all? Albert Spaggiari was one of the most notorious and successful bank robbers in history, this film tells the tale of just one job! Read More »

José Giovanni – Deux hommes dans la ville AKA Two Men in Town (1973)

Thanks to the support and influence of a kindly parole officer, Gino Strabliggi is released from prison and has a chance to start a new life. However, things soon begin to go wrong for him. First his wife is killed in a car accident and then a ruthless police commissioner, Goitreau, begins to taunt him. In spite of his parole officer’s continued presence in his life, Gino soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law – and this time he is unlikely to be given another chance… Read More »