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Classe tous risques

Claude Sautet

 
Classe tous risques (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1960
  • 108 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #434

After hiding out in Milan for nearly a decade, fugitive gangland chief Abel Davos (Lino Ventura) sneaks back to Paris with his children despite a death sentence hanging over his head. Accompanied by appointed guardian Eric Stark (Jean-Paul Belmondo, fresh off his star turn in Breathless) and beset by backstabbing former friends, Abel begins a journey through the postwar Parisian underworld that’s both throat grabbing and soul searching. A character study of a career criminal at the end of his rope, this rugged noir from Claude Sautet (Un coeur en hiver) is a thrilling highlight of sixties French cinema.

Cast

Abel DavosLino Ventura
Eric StarkJean-Paul Belmondo
LilianeSandra Milo
Arthur GibelinMarcel Dalio
Riton VintranMichel Ardan
Raoul FargierClaude Cerval

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Excerpts from Claude Sautet ou la magie invisible, a 2003 documentary on the director by writers N. T. Binh and Dominique Rabourdin
  • Interview with Classe tous risques novelist and screenwriter José Giovanni
  • Archival interview footage featuring actor Lino Ventura discussing his career
  • Original French and U.S. release trailers
  • PLUS: New essays by director Bertrand Tavernier and Binh, a reprinted interview with Sautet, and a 1962 tribute by Jean-Pierre Melville

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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Classe tous risques: Beautiful Friendships

By Bertrand Tavernier June 16, 2008

I have a particular, even personal, relationship with this film. I experienced a shock of discovery when I first saw it and felt driven to write my first review about it. It was a short article, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Classe tous risques: Looking for Claude Sautet

By N. T. Binh June 16, 2008

Claude Sautet occupies a unique place in French cinema. Although he directed some of the biggest hits of the seventies and worked with some of the biggest stars, few critics considered him an “ . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Currentthumb_1131_047_thumbnail

Classe tous risques: Beautiful Friendships

By Bertrand Tavernier June 16, 2008

I have a particular, even personal, relationship with this film. I experienced a shock of discovery when I first saw it and felt driven to write my first review about it. It was a short article, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Currenthumb_1131_006_thumbnail

Classe tous risques: Looking for Claude Sautet

By N. T. Binh June 16, 2008

Claude Sautet occupies a unique place in French cinema. Although he directed some of the biggest hits of the seventies and worked with some of the biggest stars, few critics considered him an “ . . . Read more »