Borsalino & Co.

Borsalino & Co. is a 1974 French crime film directed by Jacques Deray and starring Alain Delon, Riccardo Cucciolla and Daniel Ivernel.[3] It is the sequel to the 1970 film Borsalino, opening with the criminal Siffredi as he searches Marseille for the gang that murdered his friend Capella.

Borsalino and Co.
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Directed byJacques Deray
Produced byAlain Delon
Julien Derode
executive
Raoul Levy
Written byPascal Jardin
Jacques Deray
StarringAlain Delon
Riccardo Cucciolla
Daniel Ivernel
Reinhard Kolldehoff
Music byClaude Bolling
CinematographyJean-Jacques Tarbès
Edited byHenri Lanoë
Production
companies
Adel Camaccio
Medusa Produzione
TIT
Release date
  • 23 October 1974 (1974-10-23)
Running time
110 minutes
CountriesFrance
Italy
West Germany[1]
LanguageFrench
Box office1,698,380 admissions (France)[2]

PlotEdit

Siffredi, a prominent gangster in 1930s Marseille, learns that the murder of his associate and closest friend Capella was ordered by a new arrival in the city, Volpone. In revenge, he kills Volpone's brother by throwing him from a moving train. A gang war ensues which Volpone's men win, capturing Siffredi and putting his mistress Lola in a brothel. Siffredi is humiliated by the gang by turning him into an alcoholic wreck who is shut up in a psychiatric hospital. Rescued by the only other survivor of the gang, he escapes by boat to Italy. Left supreme in Marseille, Volpone is backed by the Nazi government in Germany and has the police in his pocket.

Three years later, Siffredi has recovered his health, made some money and assembled a new gang. Returning to Marseille, they free Lola from the brothel and in a new war eliminate most of Volpone's men. Capturing his right-hand man together with the police commissioner who kowtows to him, Siffredi makes the two roaring drunk and calls in journalists to publicise the shameful spectacle. A new police commissioner decides to let Siffredi finish the job. When Volpone tries to flee to Germany, Siffredi captures him on the train and stuffs him into the firebox of the locomotive. Not wanting to start again in Marseille, with Lola and his gang he then takes a ship for the United States.

Partial castEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming took place from 29 March to 25 June 1974.[2]

ReceptionEdit

The film was a box office disappointment, especially considering the success of the first movie.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erciskon, Hal. "Borsalino & Co". Allmovie. Retrieved October 27, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Box office information for film at Box Office Story
  3. ^ BFI.org

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