Appropriately, in a film devoted to the principle of duplicity, Melville teases the spectator by reproducing the police station from Mamoulian’s City Streets, while his Paris features American lamp-posts, call-boxes and subway entrances. Silien, by repute a professional informer, plays a dangerous game by keeping up his friendship with both a policeman and a burglar.
Mon 13 Dec 8.20pm
Sun 19 Dec 4.35pm
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