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Up Next in The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

  • 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...

  • Army of Shadows

    Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1969 • France
    Starring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Simone Signoret

    This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric a...