Adry de Carbuccia
| 6.7/10 |
Jean Paul Belmondo
| Jean Becker
novel L'Excommunié by José Giovanni
Ho!, La Scoumoune, The Big Risk, Body of My Enemy, The Loner
A Man Named Rocca (French: Un nommé La Rocca, Italian: Quello che spara per primo) is a 1961 French-Italian crime-thriller film directed by Jean Becker and starring Jean Paul Belmondo. It is based on the 1968 novel L'Excommunié by José Giovanni. Belmondo appeared in another film version of this novel in 1972, directed by Giovanni, called Bad Luck.
A Man Named Rocca Wikipedia
Roberto La Rocca is an ex-gangster who is told by "The Mexican" that his friend Xavier Ad has been imprisoned for a murder he did not commit. He goes to Marseilles to meet Ad's partner Villanova.
Rocca suspect that Villanova is involved in the frame up and seduces his mistress Maud. He shoots and kills Villanova and takes over the gambling club run by Xacier and Villanova.
Rocca falls in love with Ade's sister, Genevieve. Xavier is found guilty and setenced to ten years in prison. When gangsters threaten the club, Rocca shoots them and is sentenced to prison too.
In prison, Rocca and Xavier colunteer to clear land minds. Xavier loses an arm because of this. When they get out, Rocca and Genevieve plan to buy a farm together. However Genevieve is killed in a shoot out cased by Xavier. The friendship between Rocca and Xavier is over.Jean-Paul Belmondo as Roberto La Rocca
Christine Kaufmann as Geneviève Adé
Pierre Vaneck as Xavier Adé
Béatrice Altariba as Maud
Henri Virlogeux as Ficelle
Mario David as Charlot l'élégant
Pedro Serano as Migli
Charles Moulin as Cipriano
Jean-Pierre Darras as Nevada
Claude Piéplu as le directeur de la prison
Michel Constantin as le chef des racketteurs américains
Frédéric Lambre as Fanfan
Claude Jaeger as Fernand l’Italien
Gérard Hernandez as un détenu démineur
Henri Arius as le chef responsable du cachot de la prison
Edmond Beauchamp as l'avocat de Xavier
Jacques Léonard as le joueur qui refuse de partir
Dominique Zardi as le prisonnier sautant sur une mine