The Crook

Synopsis: Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Claude Lelouch
Production: United Artists
  1 win.
120 min

All the evil I'm doing

Will lead me to my ruin

Wait and see

Though my people destroy me

My fame will grow

The world will know

Of Le Voyou

A Parisian expression

for gangster or hoodlum.


Want something to drink?

A beer.

Without foam!

Thank you.

Are you hungry?


What are you doing here?

Making an omelet.

No, I mean in Paris.

I work as a secretary. And you?

Are you in the habit of yanking

the telephone out of the wall?

When I don't know the people.

Want some wine?

I wouldn't mind some more beer,

if you've got some.

It's nice to know you trust me.

Aren't you eating?

No, I ate before the movies.

Do you go to the movies a lot?

Were you thinking of staying long?

Overnight, at least.

- When do you leave for work?

- I leave here at 8:00.

That's all I can do for you.

Anyone else got a key?

- Just the cleaning woman.

- Does she come every day?

Every other day.

Why are they looking for you?

You got anything to smoke?

- Why are you so nervous?

- I couldn't be calmer.

You don't have many visitors.

Now look, I have a car...

I'm willing to drive you anywhere.

Tomorrow you won't be going to work.

They'll want to know why I'm not there.

And since my telephone doesn't work,

they'll investigate.

You'll be sick.

- I haven't been sick in 10 years.

- Then obviously it's time you were.

Is the cleaning lady coming tomorrow?


Tell her you won't be needing her.

Send her to your boss to explain.

- And have her bring the newspapers up.

- What on earth for?

Because you'll be sick.

Tell me...

do you plan on staying much longer?

You'd better be nice to me

because I've had a very trying day.

What's the matter with this?

She's very pretty.

So are you.

- May I give her a kiss?

- Franoise!

The gentleman wants to give you a kiss.

Thank you.

All right now, go and play with your friend.

- How were you able to find me?

- I'll tell you later.

Did the cops question you?

Yes, they have. They came to the house

right after you escaped from jail.

I said I didn't know anything but the truth.

Your husband?

He took it well.

He was afraid

because he thought you'd phone.

What does he take me for?

Where have you been for the last 15 days?

With a girl I know.

Do I know her?


The night I escaped,

I ran into her by accident.

And she's hiding you.


She hid you for 15 days?

At first I forced her, then she cooperated.

- Is she an old friend?

- Not at all.

You're sure you're not being followed?

They seem to think that I left the country.

You didn't lose much weight.

The girl I'm staying with cooks up a storm.

I want to kiss you so badly.

Did you hear?

My daughter is very beautiful.

What will you do now?

Now I'm really going to leave the country.

Why didn't you leave before?

I wanted to see her.

Do you need money?

We'll see.

What country will you go to?

I haven't decided yet.

- Do have a car?

- Yes.

Will you give me a lift?

There's someone I've got to see.

Yes, but I have to take her home first.

Franoise, did you hurt yourself?

How did you get to know him?

We met not long after Franoise was born,

on the Riviera.

Is he loaded, as they say?

You'd never believe

how much yogurt people eat.

You told him everything?

After your trial,

the entire country knew about you and me.

- Has he been good with Franoise?

- Yes, wonderful.

I suppose you're a yogurt fan now?

You know what surprises you most

when you get out of prison?

New clothes...

and the price of movie tickets.

What are you doing, Franoise?

She's only playing.

Is that your place?

It's a bit farther up the street,

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Claude Lelouch

Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch (French: [ləluʃ]; born 30 October 1937) is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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