Classe tous risques

“A masterpiece of the French gangster genre . . . A tough and touching exploration of honor and friendship among thieves.” —New York Times

Claude Sautet’s first major feature stars Lino Ventura as Abel Davos, a wanted man in Italy, who stages a robbery in order to get money to relocate his family. As the losses mount and the noose tightens, Davos must decide when to call it quits. Classe tous risques also stars 26-year-old Jean-Paul Belmondo (straight from Breathless) and Sandra Milo.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Classe tous risques

Directed by Claude Sautet
(France, 1960, 109 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration


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