Classe tous risques

Classe tous risques

Directed by Claude Sautet • 1960 • France
Starring Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sandra Milo

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.

Classe tous risques
  • Classe tous risques

    Directed by Claude Sautet • 1960 • France
    Starring Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sandra Milo

    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 ...

Extras

  • Claude Sautet ou la magie invisible

    In 2000, film critics N.T. Binh and Dominique Rabourdin conducted interviews with Claude Sautet. Their resulting documentary is excerpted here in a segment that includes Sautet, writer José Giovanni, and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier talking about CLASSE TOUS RISQUES.

  • José Giovanni Interview

    José Giovanni was a former death-row inmate who became a well-known dialogist and screenwriter, adapting many of his own novels to the screen, including CLASSES TOUS RISQUES. Film critic N.T. Binh interviewed Giovanni for his documentary CLAUDE SAUTET OU LA MAGIE INVISIBLE. Binh returned to the r...

  • Lino Ventura on CLASSE TOUS RISQUES

    Italian-born Lino Ventura was one of French cinema’s most iconic actors, often playing the role of a hard-boiled gangster alongside Jean Gabin. In this piece, which originally aired on March 22, 1960, on “Le journal télévisé,” he speaks to journalist Mario Beunat about working on CLASSE TOUS RISQ...

  • Lino Ventura on His Career

    Italian-born Lino Ventura was one of French cinema's most iconic actors, often playing the role of a hard-boiled gangster alongside Jean Gabin. In this piece, made up of excerpts from archival interviews, he reflects candidly on his career.

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