1967. Italy/France. Alain Cavalier. 98 min.
Introduced by Serge Toubiana
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1967. Italy/France. Directed by Alain Cavalier. Screenplay by Cavalier, Claude Sautet, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake (as Richard Stark). With Daniel Ivernel, Michel Constantin, Franco Interlenghi. The crime author Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, was responsible for the novels on which John Boorman’s Point Blank, Jean-Luc Godard’s Made in U.S.A., and John Flynn’s The Outfit were based, and he also adapted Jim Thompson’s The Grifters for director Stephen Frears. Perhaps the most difficult to catch on the big screen, however, is the gripping heist film Mise à sac, Alain Cavalier and Claude Sautet’s adaptation of Westlake’s Parker novel The Score, in which a band of criminals stage a midnight raid on a small mining town in the French Alps. Preserved by the Cinémathèque française. In French; English subtitles. 98 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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