Inspired by Eugene Saccomano's novel THE BANDITS OF MARSEILLES, masterful crime director Jacques Deray delivers the sequel to BORSALINO. Jean Paul Belmondo (BREATHLESS) and Alain Delon (PLEIN SOLEIL) starred in the original as partners in crime. Following the death of Belmondo's character at the hands of rival gangsters, Roch (Delon) returns here to extract revenge. Set in the south of France in the 1930s, the film follows its charismatic hero as he protects his underground empire against the Italian mob, all the while wreaking vengeance in particularly gruesome and innovative ways on those responsible for his partner's death. With a meticulously-assembled period set, beautiful photography of the picturesque landscape, and the director's deft touch with the material, this is an adept noir thriller that features France's swoon-inducing equivalent of James Dean.