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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV526
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137131984
  • Street Date: 09/05/23
  • PreBook Date: 08/01/23
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Run Time: 125 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1970
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: French


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Jean-Paul Belmondo
  •       Alain Delon
  •       Catherine Rouvel
  •       Andre Bollet
  •       Françoise Christophe
  •       Corinne Marchand
  •       Nicole Calfan
  •       Laura Adani
  •       Hélène Rémy
  •       Mario David
  •       Lionel Vitrant
  •       Dennis Berry
  •       Pierre Koulak
  •       Yvann Chiffre
  •       Arnoldo Foà
  •       Daniel Ivernel
  • Director: Jacques Deray


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Borsalino [Limited Edition]

In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman.

Borsalino [Limited Edition]
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Two years before The Godfather and three years before The Sting, there was Borsalino, a wildly entertaining period-set gangster movie that brought together two icons of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo (Breathless) and Alain Delon (Le Samourai). Marseille, 1930: small-time gangster Roch Siffredi (Delon) is released from prison and finds his former girlfriend Lola (Catherine Rouvel, Picnic on the Grass) has moved on and is now with Francois Capella (Belmondo), another petty crook. Initially at odds, the two men form a partnership that will see them rise through the ranks of organised crime in Marseille. But how far will they go in their pursuit of power and what price will they be forced to pay? Directed by Jacques Deray (La Piscine), written by Jean-Claude Carriere (Belle Du Jour), with a score by French Jazz pianist Claude Bolling, and costumes by Jacques Fonteray (Barbarella), Borsalino is a gallic gangster classic!


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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless mono French and English audio options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New audio commentary by film scholar Josh Nelson
  • The Music of Borsalino, a new interview with composer and film historian Neil Brand on Claude Bolling’s score
  • Dressing Down, a new interview with film scholar Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén on Jacques Fonteray’s costume designs for Borsalino
  • Le Magnifique Belmondo, an archive extra celebrating the unique talent and career of the beloved French actor
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ginette Vincendeau and an archival piece by Elisa Fulco
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella - Six postcard-sized reproduction artcards
  • Six postcard-sized reproduction artcards

Sales Points

  • Nominated for a Golden Globe, a Golden Bear, and an Edgar Award
  • The two biggest stars in French History, Jean-Paul Belmondo & Alain Delon, directed by the greatest auteur of the era, Jacques Deray
  • For fans of The Godfather and the French New Wave

Press Quotes

Borsalino is one of the most elaborately detailed period reconstructions I have ever seen

     —Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Borsalino ranks with the covert classics, 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'Midnight Cowboy'

     —Molly Haskell, The Village Voice

Delon has sharp grace and poise as the handsome, more cultured, facet of the duo, while Belmondo displays his usual ease, good nature but physical deadliness with aplomb



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