Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
4070 Vilas Hall
The Sicilian Clan
France | 1969 | 35mm | 122min | in English
Director: Henri Verneuil
Cast: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura
This criminally under-seen caper from crime film specialist Verneuil (The Burglars) brings together three top heavyweights of French tough-guy cinema. Gabin stars as a Sicilian hood orchestrating an elaborate jewel heist while stalked two steps behind by his nemesis (Ventura). Between the two, Delon is a young cop-killing grifter that escapes from jail and inadvertently places the fatalistic elements of thievery and illicit sex in play. The marvelous soundtrack features one of Ennio Morricone’s finest scores.