Bandits In Milan / Banditi a Milano (1968)

4.5 out of 5

This Italian crime feature dates from before the period of French Connection, Dirty Harry and Godfather rip offs. It is an example of the Italian roots of the Eurocrime genre.

Shot as a faux documentary and replete with 1960s mod style Bandits In Milan uses the backdrop of a Milan crime wave and gang war to chart the short lived career of a group of audacious bandits as the hubris of the gang leader takes them on one bank job too many.

A morally ambiguous tale Bandits In Milan is essential viewing for genre fans. Starring Gian Maria Volonté (Operacion Ogro) and Don Backy (Rabid Dogs) with genre regulars Tomas Milian and Ray Lovelock.

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