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Up Next in The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

  • Magnet of Doom

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1963 • France
    Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier

    Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Jean-Pierre Melville’s idiosyncratic road movie follows a down-on-his-luck boxer (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who, after he takes a job as secretary for a ...

  • Le deuxième souffle

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1966 • France

    With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the s...

  • Le samouraï

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1967 • France, Italy

    In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture--with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology--m...