The Crook

Follow
Released 1971

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

N/A
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review
The Crook

Movie Summary

Director:
Claude Lelouch
Released:
1971
Rating:
G
The Crook is the colorful tale of Simon "The Swiss" Duroc (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a talented thief and escaped convict, as he attempts to reclaim a large stash of loot from his latest heist and retire to a life of leisure. However, after a chance encounter with his lovely ex-wife, a kink develops in Simon's plans and, finding himself powerless against her charms, he foolishly resumes their romantic entanglement even as a dedicated police manhunt comes closer. Ever confident, Simon is sure he's thought of everything, but soon finds out that the authorities are not as stupid as they seem. Yet, the Swiss has a few tricks of his own and proves it will take a lot to get the best of him. Part thriller, part comedy, and part musical, The Crook's director, Claude Lelouch, employs several stunning cinematic techniques, including lengthy flashbacks, a circular story arch and a movie within the movie, to bring this incurable-yet-lovable crook to life.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More Info About This Movie

Themes

Classics, Crime, Thrillers