The Law

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.”

An international A-list cast—Yves Montand, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Pierre Brasseur— heads up this mix of romantic melodrama and Fifties art film, about a seaside Italian village wracked by tensions and jealousies. Aging top dog Don Cesare (Brasseur) is losing his grip on things, and his servant, Marietta (Lollobrigida), longs to strike out on her own with engineer Enrico (Mastroianni). Directed with great style by Jules Dassin (Rififi, Night and the City).

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1959
  • Running Time 126 minutes
  • Director Jules Dassin