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Flic Story (1975)

Cast: Alain Delon, Alain Delon, Jean-Louis Trintignant, more...
Director: Jacques Deray, Jacques Deray
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Studio: Kino
Genre: Foreign, France, Cops
Running Time: 107 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Borniche (Alain Delon) has three difficult tasks before him: to keep a rein on police violence, to cut through bureaucratic red tape in order to do his job, and to find Buisson (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and put him behind bars. Based on a true story which takes place in 1947, Buisson is a psychopath who enjoys finding excuses for blowing people to oblivion while ostensibly just robbing them. In his deranged way, Buisson achieves some kind of harmony with Borniche and the police. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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Flic Flick by talltale October 13, 2005 - 7:22 AM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
An entertaining cop-chases-criminal tale, FLIC STORY is set apart by its timeframe (post-WWII France), although its look is decidedly 70s--even if old cars and fashions abound. Made in 1975, the film had a director, Jacques Deray, who was a journeyman rather than a stylist, so no big surprise that it resembles a mid-70s "go" at recreating time gone by. Alain Delon looks terrific (no surprise there, either), but Jean-Louis Trintignant steals the show, performance-wise, as the bad guy: He's got one the coldest stares ever, one that I don't recall seeing him use before or after this.

Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the movie, as the DVD (not rented via GC, fortunately) stuck in place at around the 90-minute mark. I tried cleaning, polishing--the works--but no go. I'm sure I missed a fairly exciting conclusion. Up to that point, while the movie had seemed an adequate flic flick, it wasn't quite good enough for a re-order.

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