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This movies dates before 2000. It is about a heist, if I recall correctly, a diamond is the objective. The particular scene I remember is one guy using a camouflage to blend with the floor of the place. The pattern used was b&w diamonds. But he is detected and cut in pieces with a laser (not sure about this last part).

I am sure the movie is well known. I have seen it several times when I was a kid.

Additional details:

  • I think the robbery was some sort of competence or skill demonstration, rather than a conventional robbery.
  • In the scene of the guy with the camouflage clothes, I recall him being watched on a monitor and blending perfectly with the floor. When he is discovered there is a part when he falls from a stair. I think mutilated or something.
  • The place looks like a museum rather than a bank.

Additional detail:

  • When I watched the movie it gave me the impression the guy was a clown, to be more precise a harlequin. (The movie was not Quick Change)
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Do you remember what kind of movie it was? A thriller, or a comedy? A realistic movie or maybe sci-fi(-ish)? –  poepje Jan 15 '13 at 12:07
    
I am not sure, I recall it was a thriller, it was not sci-fi but it was not very realistic. let say it displays the same level of realism than the James Bond movies. –  fdisk Jan 15 '13 at 23:16
    
And it's not F/X or F/X 2? –  Nicholas Jan 18 '13 at 23:49
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This movie is Shalimar, a 1978 Hindi film.

It was also released in the US in English.

I have seen this film and it has the exact same things described above...

The pattern... and the museum look of the place... The Person challenges a group gathered to steel the diamond/artifact which is kept in a room full of laser detectors.

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Yes, it is. First I had my doubts because Hindi films are barely known around here but after watching the film I had no doubts it is. The scene mentioned in the question is the last scene that starts at 1:50. Even the English title of the movie "Raiders of the sacred stone" sounds familiar to me. Thanks –  fdisk Mar 1 '13 at 8:11
    
You are most welcome. –  Nishant Mar 1 '13 at 11:09
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