Bob le flambeur

Bob le flambeur

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1956 • France
Starring Roger Duchesne, Daniel Cauchy, Isabelle Corey

Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s BOB LE FLAMBEUR melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the road map for the French New Wave. As the neon is extinguished for another dawn, an aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen, and naive associates while plotting one last score—the heist of the Deauville casino. This underworld comedy of manners possesses all the formal beauty, finesse, and treacherous allure of green baize.

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Bob le flambeur
  • Bob le flambeur

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1956 • France
    Starring Roger Duchesne, Daniel Cauchy, Isabelle Corey

    Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s BOB LE FLAMBEUR melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the road map for the French New Wave. As the ne...

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  • Daniel Cauchy on BOB LE FLAMBEUR

    Daniel Cauchy, “Paulo” in BOB LE FLAMBEUR, acted in many French films of the period, including Jacques Becker’s TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI. In addition to his acting, he has had a successful career as a producer. Lenny Borger interviewed him at his Paris apartment in January 2002.

  • Jean-Pierre Melville in Venice, 1961

    Gideon Bachmann interviewed Jean-Pierre Melville in 1961 at the Venice Film Festival. The interview aired that same year as part of Bachmann’s show “Film Art,” on WBAI radio in New York City. The track presented here was edited from the original interview tapes.