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Anonymous picture

Raises many questions about the procedures of French police in the '60s. It appears extremely unwise to mention that you witnessed a crime. You will spend the next 30 hours at the police station in full view of the suspects.

Anonymous picture

This is as good as film gets. Don't ask questions.

Anonymous picture

Another winner for Alain Delon. Really enjoying the French gangster noir here on Kanopy.

Mark M. avatar
Mark M.

An incredible demonstration of tension without any pretension. Its pace requires the patience of someone stalking a narrative.

Anonymous picture

A (bit slow) stylistic movie about a laconic contract killer on the run to find out who was behind his last job. The pacing is very slow, a bit moody, and not much happens overall, but it feels like a realistically paced crime movie (everything happens over a couple of days.)

Trevor avatar

choice movie. I think you have to be in the right mood... but when you are... you're treated to a kind of existentialist film noir.

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Frank Sherman

A very very French movie. Slow (very slow). But has a lesson. I watched while doing laundry (sue me) but still, I picked up a lot.

Anonymous picture

It's French, it's cool, it's got Alain F-ing Delon in it. You should watch this movie. You should stop reading this and watch this movie.

Anonymous picture

left me wanting more.morality of the times dictated the ending.
very good movie!

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***Kind of boring and dreary after awhile, in spite of Alain. But, the french police were a comedy. You really need 70 people to track 1 guy? And you still lose him? I'm surprised he didn't commit suicide in that dreadful apartment he lived in.

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Taut story line about a laconic French hired killer and a relentless police detective. Fine acting and well-paced. Four stars.

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One of the best movies in the genre, sans doubte!

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Man, what a cool movie. Very slow burn but pulls really pulls you into the character's world. Amazing how much atmosphere and suspense you can get from an almost silent film, lots of great tension as things start to become slightly clearer.

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The music, the 60s, crime noir, Alain Delon & Jean-Pierre Melville. You can't go wrong with this combination.

Anonymous picture

Delon is absolutely unforgettable (with almost no dialogue). Melville is a genius and this movie takes noir toward something almost mystical, honed to a taut, psychological precision that is unlike anything else and powerful beyond belief.

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Such a great movie. Strongly recommended.

Anonymous picture

One of Jean-Pierre Melville's greatest films and one of the greatest French noirs. This is a must see.