The Crook Poster

Release Date: 1970

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

G|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
When Simon (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is released from prison, he emerges with a bold kidnapping scheme. He enlists the help of an old cohort and his former lover, Martine (Christine Lelouch), to kidnap a young boy. The child's father is an employee at a bank, and the three criminals blackmail the financial institution, demanding $1 million in ransom. Out of fear, the bank pays the sum, but the kidnappers may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Danièle Delorme, Charles Denner, Christine Lelouch

Director: Claude Lelouch

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Keywords: Pursuit, Engaging, 1970s, Father, Sacrifice, Cool, Fall, Witty, France, Prison, Rivalry