1970 / crime, drama / 2h 20min / rating: unrated /
directed by Jean-Pierre Melville / written by Jean-Pierre Melville
country: France / language: French with English Subtitles /

“Melville’s plotting is outstanding; the characters are fully developed in multiple shades of gray; and the dialogue is crisp.”
– Neely Swanson, Easy Reader –

“When French criminal Corey (Alain Delon) gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel (Gian Maria Volonte). Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen (Yves Montand), they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei (Bourvil), who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.”

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