Cinema: Period Parody

Cartouche. Robin Hood, as history and Hollywood have depicted him, was a chump. He stole from the rich, gave to the poor, and what did he keep for himself? An invincible virgin named Maid Marian. Fortunately, they do these things better in France. According to this film, a fellow named Cartouche, the Robin Hood of 18th century Paris, stole from the rich, gave to the poor, and what did he keep for himself? Claudia Cardinale.

"All you need to be happy," Claudia murmurs at him seductively, "is hay." But Cartouche (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is not convinced. He is obviously fond of hay,...

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