The Brain (1969)

G   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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When NATO transfers some of its funds from Paris to Brussels by train, a criminal mastermind posing as a British colonel plans to steal it but two petty French thieves also have the same intent.




  • Jean-Paul Belmondo in The Brain (1969)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil in The Brain (1969)
  • The Brain (1969)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo in The Brain (1969)
  • 'The Brain' by Gerard Oury with Jean Paul Belmondo, 1969.
  • David Niven in The Brain (1969)

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28 November 2004 | nicholas.rhodes
| Oury Standards Are Maintained !
Occasionally seen on TV in France, this film has now been issued on a double DVD in France with French subtitles only. Picture quality is superb ( THX Standard ). The film is extremely entertaining, to say the least, quite normal as the directer is the great Gérard Oury and on a par with such films as Le Corniaud or La Grande Vadrouille. I'm sure it's well known across the world, even if people don't know its title, if only because of David Niven's head that slants to one side because his brain's too heavy. There's a mixture of actors here, some French, some foreign and it has that light hearted happy-go-lucky-swinging-sixties look as typified by the Italian Job and other similar films. Knowing the perverse nature of things, now that this commentary has been written, the film will probably turn up on DVD in the coming months !! Let's hope so anyway !

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Release Date:

13 November 1969


French, English, German

Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

Carnaby Street, Soho, London, England, UK

Box Office


$3,600,000 (estimated)

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