The Sicilian Clan

Thu 16 Nov

Convicted murderer Roger Santet (Alain Delon) is sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the ageing Vittorio Manalese (Jean Gabin). They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibition in Rome. The plot involves the seduction of the daughter-in-law of  the mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner (Lino Ventura) closes in on all of them. Verneuil’s screenplay was adapted from a novel by Auguste Le Breton, who wrote Rififi and Bob le Flambeur). Ennio Morricone signed the memorable score.

Compelling … one of the first modern-era mafia movies… – Slant Magazine


Tickets available online and on the door.

The screening will be preceded by an introduction by Dr Pasquale Iannone, Lecturer in Film Studies (University of Edinburgh). He is also a critic and broadcaster.

Pasquale Iannone is a Film Lecturer, writer and broadcaster. He teaches at the University of Edinburgh and regularly contributes to Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema and various BBC Radio programmes.


*Concession available for French Institute members, registered students, registered unemployed people, disabled people (free for accompanying person), seniors and under 18.