Le Doulos | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Fri 25 Aug - Thu 7 Sep

Le Doulos

Cert. 12A

Classics, New Releases

Jean-Pierre Melville Season

108 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1962 | dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Michel Piccoli | restored print

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.

Season presented in collaboration with the Jean-Pierre Melville Foundation and the BFI, on the occasion of Melville centennial celebrations



Fri 25 Aug
Sun 27 Aug
Mon 28 Aug
Thu 31 Aug
Sat 02 Sep
Thu 07 Sep