Cinéma de Melville: Le doulos (1962)

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With this black and white noir Melville really hits his stride as a crime story director. The film’s dazzling plot relies heavily on the narration of a very unreliable source whose lies and double crosses keep the cops and and his fellow robbers on their toes. Starring bad boy actor Jean-Paul Belmondo as the enigmatic lead, Silien. This film is spoken in French with English subtitles.

Regie: Jean-Pierre Melville

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly

Land: France

Speelduur: 108 minuten

Taal: French

Ondertiteling: English


Burglar Maurice Faugel is just released from prison when an old friend and fence offers him a sketchy job. Preparing for a big heist, Maurice decides not to take the job but steals a grand reward for himself instead. He meets with trusted friend and accomplice Silien to prepare for their big robbery, but starts to suspect that Silien might not be on the same criminal path anymore. A moody and stylish gangster noir in which everyone is two-faced and no-one can be trusted.