Borsalino & Co.

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Borsalino and Co.
Borsalino & Co. FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jacques Deray
Produced by Alain Delon
Julien Derode
Written by Pascal Jardin
Jacques Deray
Starring Alain Delon
Riccardo Cucciolla
Daniel Ivernel
Reinhard Kolldehoff
Music by Claude Bolling
Cinematography Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Edited by Henri Lanoë
Release date
  • 23 October 1974 (1974-10-23)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Italy
West Germany[1]
Language French
Box office 1,698,380 admissions (France)[2]

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.

Plot[edit]

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 they humiliate 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 cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erciskon, Hal. "Borsalino & Co.". Allmovie. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Box office information for film at Box Office Story
  3. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/153754

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