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

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