Barocco [DVD] [1976]

Former film critic André Téchiné directed and co-wrote this offbeat crime drama. Samson (Gérard Depardieu) is a down-on-his-luck boxer who manages to win a fortune thanks to a fixed fight. However, while Samson and his girlfriend Laure (Isabelle Adjani) are trying to get away with the money, he is killed by a gunman who looks just like Samson (and is also played by Depardieu). Laure is crushed, but in time she finds herself attracted to Samson's murderous double; he is also drawn to her, and they eventually become lovers. The supporting cast includes Marie-France Pisier and Jean-Claude Brialy.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Trailer
  • French with English subtitles
  • Commentary by film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major
  • Still gallery

Synopsis

Barocco
Former film critic André Téchiné directed and co-wrote this offbeat crime drama. Samson (Gérard Depardieu) is a down-on-his-luck boxer who manages to win a fortune thanks to a fixed fight. However, while Samson and his girlfriend Laure (Isabelle Adjani) are trying to get away with the money, he is killed by a gunman who looks just like Samson (and is also played by Depardieu). Laure is crushed, but in time she finds herself attracted to Samson's murderous double; he is also drawn to her, and they eventually become lovers. The supporting cast includes Marie-France Pisier and Jean-Claude Brialy. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Isabelle Adjani
    Isabelle Adjani - Laure
  • Marie-France Pisier
    Marie-France Pisier - Nelly
  • Jean-Claude Brialy
    Jean-Claude Brialy - Walt
  • Julien Guiomar
    Julien Guiomar - Gauthier
  • Hélène Surgère
    Hélène Surgère - Antoinette
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