Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry’s partners in crime aren’t the most emotionally stable people.
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The film is flawed, I agree on that with most of the professional reviewers. But DEADFALL is also fascinating and at least one of its scenes deserves to stay in Movie History: the scene of the first burglary. Bryan Forbes manages to create suspense with a brilliant alternate editing between the scene of the burglary and a classical music concert. Recommended. A DVD zone splendid failure.
Certainly not one of Forbes' better films, but the dialogue had moments of brilliance, and using real musicians for the concert scene was a commendable and wise choice considering that most films don't bother with this level of authenticity.