Written by Claude Lelouch, Claude Pinoteau,
and Pierre Uytterhoeven
Produced by Georges Dancigers and Alexandre Mnouchkine
Music by Francis Lai
Music arranged by Christian Gaubert
Editing by Marie-Claude Lacambre
Costumes by Ted Lapidus and Lucie Saint Clair
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christine Lelouch,
and Charles Denner
Thirdly, the charm of the lead is insane. He is funny, unbelievably smart, handsome, sexy, and tough. And somehow behind all of this, he's also sweetly melancholic. This is Trintignant at his prime, which should be made more clear by the fact that he's also the lead in the next movie listed for this year. He is key to this project. For instance, even though the movie deals with multiple crimes, like robbery, kidnapping, blackmail, and entrapment, it strangely always seems fun and justified. And I think that has a lot to do with the look on Trintignant's face. He never says it, but you feel he can be serious when he needs to be, but that he is not reckless or merciless. Of course, that also has to do with the opening scene which lays out his delicate balance between abuse and love. Fourthly, the music is epic, because it is playful, dreamy, and textured. It brings a smile to my face, and because of the world that it was created for, it makes me feel as if I am, like Trintignant's character, one step ahead of everyone else.
The title translates from French to "The criminal".
Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro
Editing by Franco Arcalli
Production design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Set decor by Osvaldo Desideri
Music by Georges Delerue
Costumes by Gitt Magrini
Makeup by Franco Corridoni
Hair styling by Rosa Luciani
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli,
and Dominique Sanda
The title translates from German to "The Triadic Ballet".