Classe Tous Risques

Synopsis: Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and Raymond commit a brazen robbery to get funds, killing two men; in the escape, more die. Abel arrives in Nice with the boys, calls his pals in Paris, and gets the brush-off. Reluctantly, they send a stranger, Eric Stark, to bring Abel to Paris, but he's getting the message he's on his own. Honor, friendship, and debt now count for little. What can Abel, a wanted man with two small children and only Stark as a friend, do? "Never give ground," he tells Eric, but how long can he hold to his code?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Claude Sautet
Production: Rialto Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
84
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
1960
103 min
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Why don't you take

the train with us?

Because I'm leaving by car

with your dad.

Pierrot... When we're back in France,

we won't travel any more

and we'll stay together.

We'll stay together all the time.

You understand ?

You know... We might

arrive before you do.

You'll buy us 2 shirts.

- I won't forget it.

Don't worry.

Everything will be fine.

O. K. ?

She would have liked

to tell him to be cautious.

But it would have been no use.

Since she'd been packing and unpacking,

she had stopped speaking.

Or almost.

The children followed.

They were well cared for.

But did not go to school.

For this last trip,

she was travelling light.

In her bag, she had

what money was left.

But to leave Italy,

to get across the border,

much more money was needed.

And the two men knew only

one way to get money.

He was Abel Davos, sentenced

to death in absentia.

On the run for several years,

Davos had almost no money left,

and because of anxiety he moved

from one place to another.

The Italian police getting

nearer every day,

going back to France

seemed better.

They might have forgotten him there.

The other man was

Raymond Naldi, his friend.

To them the city was neither

pleasant nor unpleasant,

they didn't see it.

And they didn't see the people either.

In any case,

we've got no choice.

Can't be worse than in Torino.

How much ?

Is that all ?

Yes.

That'll be enough for the trip.

We won't stay in Ventimiglia

long anyway...

We're not there yet.

We'll make it.

We'll do as we said...

- Where did you leave the motorbike ?

In front of Conte Maggiore.

You filled her up, didn'tyou ?

Yes.

Tails.

Heads. You lose.

I won.

Call control 4.

Have them close Road 6.

Come this way.

He must have gone to the village.

We're the best !

Bus stop.

Mummy ! Look !

Can I get into the water ?

No, darling.

Mummy !

Here they are !

I was really worried, you know.

Well... We're here!

Where's Ferruci ?

- He's waiting at home.

I'll go there.

How much did they say there was ?

Six or seven million.

Without those road blocks

it would have been very simple.

In 4 days' time, you'd

have got through without risk.

I had planned it all.

Now, it's not possible any more.

But waiting here, near the border,

is more dangerous.

... and you can't go back either.

I think San Remo would

be the best now.

there's plenty of tourists there.

What does he say ?

He says we should try

by way of San Remo.

Let's try San Remo.

Come inside, darling....

We'll go into the sailor's house.

Right ?

- Yes.

Pierrot... go inside too.

Come on !

There... Menton !

Go to the right !

They're sleeping.

- Let them.

We'll wake them up

when we arrive.

Slow down a little.

Because of the noise.

What shall we do with the boat ?

Once we're off, we'll block

the tiller and make it go offshore.

Stop the engine.

Come on, Thrse !

Pierrot... you watch Daniel, o.k. ?

-Yes.

Hey there !

What are you doing ?

Leave your hands where they are

and come this way.

Before going to Italy,

he was working with Crazy Pierrot.

A good shot.

- Yes.

What about the woman ?

I don't know.

The first time,

we saw them in Rome.

They mugged a collector.

One dead.

Then in Genova and Torino.

Two dead.

Give a description.

He was tall,

with wide shoulders.

Dark hair, a square face.

He was dressed in blue.

He had a child with him... 7 or 8...

The other one.... 4 or 5.

Thank you.

We'll send you the report.

All right.

So... the stations, the roads,

the airports and the hotels.

From here to Marseilles.

Kids must have their

meals at regular hours...

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José Giovanni

José Giovanni (22 June 1923, Paris, France – 24 April 2004, Lausanne, Switzerland) was the pseudonym of Joseph Damiani, a French writer and film-maker of Corsican origin who became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1986. A former collaborationist and criminal who at one time was sentenced to death, Giovanni often drew his inspiration from personal experience or from real gangsters, such as Abel Danos in his 1960 film Classe tous risques, overlooking that they had been members of the French Gestapo. In his films as well as his novels, while praising masculine friendships and advocating the confrontation of the individual against the world, he often championed the underworld but was always careful to hide his own links with the Nazi occupiers of France during World War II. more…

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