Cinéma de Melville: Le cercle rouge (1970)

Hoezo in Kino

Inspired by his favorite American noir Odds Against Tomorrow (1959, a film KINO also screens) and the French caper Rififi, Melville reunites with Alain Delon for this fantastic heist movie that sees career criminal Corey get out of jail and immediately back to work. Teaming up with an ex-cop and a hard-drinking hoodlum the trio embark on a dangerous mission to rob themselves into a comfortable retirement. This film is spoken in French with English subtitles.

Regie: Jean-Pierre Melville

Cast: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè


Drama, Misdaad, Thriller

Land: France

Speelduur: 140 minuten

Taal: French

Ondertiteling: English


Corey (Alain Delon) is a master thief in the French underworld who has just been released from prison. When being tipped off about a prestigious jewelry shop in Paris, he decides to plan the perfect heist. That same morning, another prisoner named Vogel (Gian-Maria Volonté) manages to escape and crosses paths with Corey while hiding for the police. The two decide to co-operate and enlist the help of an alcoholic former police officer (Yves Montand) to plot the elaborate jewelry-store robbery.