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Up Next in The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

  • Le silence de la mer

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1949 • France

    Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France. A cultured, naively idealistic German officer is billeted in the home o...

  • Les enfants terribles

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1950 • France

    Writer Jean Cocteau and director Jean-Pierre Melville joined forces for this elegant adaptation of Cocteau's immensely popular, wicked novel about the wholly unholy relationship between a brother and sister. Elisabeth (a remarkable Nicole Stépha...

  • When You Read This Letter

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1953 • France
    Starring Philippe Lemaire, Juliette Gréco, Yvonne Sanson

    Three years before he laid the foundation for the French New Wave with BOB LE FLAMBEUR, Jean-Pierre Melville offered flashes of his dark moral philosophy with this long-overlooked noir-melod...