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Best Movies with Alain Delon

Acting at the dawn of his career as irresistible handsome men and women’s favorites, Alain Delon entered the history of cinema as an actor of predominantly gangster stories and exciting detective stories. His heroes either fought for justice, or floridly departed from it, without losing the sympathy of the audience, who always remained on the side of the beloved actor.

Here is a list of the main films of Alain Delon – a symbol of adventure and detective French cinema of the 70-80s.

Christina, 1958
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Director: Pierre Gaspard-Yui

Cast: Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Jean-Claude Brialie.

“Christina” is a beautiful costume melodrama about the love of the daughter of musician Christina and young lieutenant Franz Lobheiner. One of the first works of Alain Delon is rarely recalled among the films of the actor, because in “Christine” the main star was Romy Schneider, behind whom there was already a series of memorable roles in his native Austria.

“In the bright sun”, 1960
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Plein soleil

Director: Rene Clement

Cast: Alain Delon, Marie Laforet, Maurice Rone.

“In the Bright Sun” is the very first film adaptation of the novel “Talented Mr. Ripley,” which will later appear on the screen more than once.

Philip Greenleaf and his girlfriend Marge have a rest in hot Italy. Philip’s father, an American millionaire, hired Tom Ripley to return his son to his homeland. Tom is ready for a lot to get the life Greenleaf leads.

Rocco and His Brothers, 1960
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Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Director: Lukino Visconti

Cast: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardeau, Katina Paxino ..

Moving from the impoverished Italian village to Milan changes the life of the Parondi family – the mother and her sons. But once harmony in the family is broken: the handsome Rocco enters into a tough confrontation with his brother Simon. The main reason is the location of the local easy-going girl Nadi, who is going to get married.

The Eclipse, 1962
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Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Cast: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone.

“Eclipse” represents the completion of the Antonioni trilogy (it is considered a peculiar continuation of the theme, which began in the “Adventure” and “Night” tapes). The film about the loneliness and fleeting happiness is told by the recognizable language of Antonioni with its silent shots filled with equal longing and beauty. The film received the “Special Jury Prize” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Leopard, 1963
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Il gattopardo

Director: Lukino Visconti

Cast: Bert Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stopp.

The year before the merger of disparate Italy into a single Kingdom, a national liberation movement broke out. The head of the Sicilian aristocratic family, Salina, nicknamed “Leopard” is trying to adapt to new living conditions under a single ruling Savoy dynasty. In addition to the evolution of Prince Fabrizio de Salina, the plot focuses on the fate of the young and ambitious Tankredi Falconeri, who is desperately trying to squeeze into the world of Italian nouveau riche, caring for one of them daughter.

“Leopard” is one of the most striking films of Luchino Visconti. The film received the Golden Palm Branch of the Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for an Oscar for the work of a costume designer, and Alain Delon was nominated for the Golden Globe as the most promising young actor.

“Melody from the basement”, 1963
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Mélodie en sous-sol

Director: Henri Verneuil

Cast: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Claude Serval, Vivian Romance, Henri Virlozhe, Jean Carme.

An elderly experienced gangster Charles is released from prison and plans the last robbery of his life, for which he hires young and daring accomplices. They are sure that they planned a grandiose plan to rob a casino on the Cote d’Azur. Among the criminals is the young and handsome Francis, who has a great responsibility. Under the guise of an aristocrat on vacation, he should gain access behind the scenes of a variety show in a casino and make his “colleagues” easier.

“Melody from the Basement” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1964.

The Black Tulip, 1963
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La tulipe noire

Director: Christian-Jacques

Cast: Alain Delon, Virna Lizzi, Adolfo Marsillach, Dawn Addams, Akim Tamiroff, Laura Valenzuela, Georges Rigot.

During the French Revolution, a masked stranger brings fear to the city, whose black tulip becomes a recognizable sign. He is the exact opposite of the aristocrat Julien, who is not distinguished by courage and fearlessness. But there is something that ties them tightly together.

“Predators”, 1964
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Les félins

Director: Rene Clement

Cast: Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Lola Albright.

The young handsome Mark, who imprudently twisted love with the wife of a local gangster, faces the death penalty, which he miraculously manages to avoid. After salvation from imminent death, he meets Barbara – a beauty.

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