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Holy Year (1976)

L'année sainte (original title)
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Bruno Corbucci (italian screenplay), Louis-Emile Galey | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Max Lambert
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Pierre Bizet
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Carla, la terroriste
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... Commissaire Barbier (as Henri Virlogeux)
Jacques Marin ... Moreau, le gardien de prison
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... Commissaire Mazzola
Paolo Giusti Paolo Giusti ... Giuseppe, un pirate de l'air
Luciano Bartoli ... Louftingue, un pirate de l'air
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... Le mari de Christina
Stéphane Bouy Stéphane Bouy ... Le truand-chauffeur
Danielle Darrieux ... Christina
Renato Romano Renato Romano ... Boricelli
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Marcel Scandini
Umberto Raho ... Le consul
Jenny Arasse ... La religieuse
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Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy. Unfortunately, their plane is hijacked, but the terrorists are no match for Max who gets the better of them, but the delay in getting to Rome allows the police time to track him down. What will he do now? Written by poco loco

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 April 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilgrimage to Rome See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Final film of Jean Gabin. See more »

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Boeing 747
Written and Performed by Claude Bolling Et Son Orchestre
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Gabin's swansong!
11 April 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Gabin appeared in more French masterpieces than any other actor I can think of.From the thirties' golden hour when Duvivier,Carné and Renoir made him the biggest star of all time in France to the underrated fifties where his career was still interesting and full of gems waiting to be rediscovered,what a career! From the beginning of the sixties onwards ,his -artistic- ambitions began to wane.There is not a single movie in the fifteen last years that deserves to be remembered whereas virtually all (or almost all) he made in the 1934-1939 era was prodigious .

"L'année sainte" is a poor swansong ;barely entertaining ,it casts Gabin and Brialy as villains disguised as priests .Most of the action takes place on a plane where Gabin meets again "Duchesse" ,one of his former lovers.Danielle Darrieux's character is almost unbearable ,her trendy slang gets on your nerves even if ,like me,you appreciate the actress (still working as the wonderful "8 Femmes" testifies).

But anyway ,farewell,Monsieur Gabin,and thank you for everything!


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