Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
The button of the jewelry store's security system has JPM, the director's initials, on it.
Le chef de la police:
And don't forget: All guilty.
Le Commissaire Mattei: Even policemen?
Le chef de la police: All men, Mr. Mattei
When the pool table is shown from above it is of considerably larger scale than seen before from lateral view.
The movie's Opening Credits include an epigraph: "Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, drew a circle with a piece of red chalk and said: 'When men, even unknowingly, are to meet one day, whatever may befall each, whatever the diverging paths, on the said day, they will inevitably come together in the red circle.'" This quote explains the title of the film.
The uncut version (released on Criterion disc) runs 140 minutes. When the film appeared in the U.S. in the 1970s, it ran somewhere in the neighborhood of 90 minutes.
$14,843 12 January 2003
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