Director: Jacques Deray
TRASH CINEMA RECOMMENDED MOVIE
Borsalino & Co. begins almost immediately after the events of Borsalino. François Capella (Jean-Paul Belmondo) has been killed. Roch Siffredi (Alain Delon) wastes no time finding the culprit and disposes of him. The victim’s brother, Volpone (Riccardo Cucciolla) wants revenge and we’re off to the races. The plot is as simple as it gets.
The action, while not bad for the era, is no great shakes.
But there are a few things that make Borsalino & Co. worth watching. Foremost is the performances. Alain Delon adds another character to his gallery of ice cold bastards. Volpone’s henchmen are a colorful lot. Volpone himself is quite a character. He’s referred to as an international businessman. Here in the United States, we’re just catching on, but back in 1975, apparently the French understood that international businessmen are the biggest crooks of all.
Then there’s the period detail, which is entrancing. If I could, I would dearly love to go visit France in the 30s.
There isn’t a whole lot more to say about Borsalino & Co. It’s shallow, no doubt about it, but I was entertained.
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