Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • 1959 • France
Starring Jean-Pierre Melville, Pierre Grasset, Christiane Eudes
A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau and hard-drinking photographer Delmas on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smoky jazz score and featuring stunning black-and-white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Jean-Pierre Melville’s love letter to New York City and homage to American film noir.