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Claude Sautet’s Classe Tous Risques Restored in 4K


Classe Tous Risques © Claude Sautet / Filmsonor

Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, 10014

March 15, 2024 - March 21, 2024


From March 15 to 21, visit Film Forum to view a restored screening of Classe Tous Risques, directed by Claude Sautet.

Restored in 4K HDR Dolby Vision by TF1 Studio at the Éclair Classics laboratory, this remastered version enhances Claude Sautet’s legendary film and the first association of two great icons of French cinema: former wrestling champion Ventura and 26-year-old New Wave prodigy Jean-Paul Belmondo, straight out of Godard’s Breathless.

Family man and gangster Lino Ventura (Elevator to the Gallows, Army of Shadows), holed up in Italy for over a decade, needs some startup money in order to return to France, where he’s been sentenced to death. With Milan’s Duomo looming in the background (shot on location), he and a crony execute a split-second payroll heist — in broad daylight — then begin a lightning-fast getaway via underground passages, cars, motorcycle, bus, speedboat, and ambulance. Only the beginning of the mounting mayhem.

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