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190 Ratings

The Sicilian Clan

Le clan des Siciliens

Directed by Henri Verneuil
France, 1969
Crime, Drama


A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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The Sicilian Clan Directed by Henri Verneuil

Critics reviews

The story does twist on unanticipated romantic complications, particularly the unforeseen appearance of the stubborn wife of a British agent kidnapped by the clan, nagging the airport authorities and wreaking havoc with the rather outrageous plot. All of which, in the end, leaves you a little thirsty for the visual rigour and atmospheric melancholy of Melville, but it’s probably Verneuil’s most satisfying film.
March 03, 2017

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