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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

63 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Michel, a handsome young criminal, who is on the run after stealing a car and killing a policeman. He hides out in the Paris apartment of his American girlfriend and together they dodge the police, make love and steal cars to finance a trip to Italy. As the police net tightens, Michel becomes more desperate and his girlfriend commits the ultimate act of betrayal
L'armée des ombres = Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

104 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed. This film shows us rigorously and austerely the everyday of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out". --IMDB
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

79 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired killer in a state of virtual living death goes about his business in a muted Paris, a city of shadows, only to fatally admit emotion (the love of a woman) into his life. His actions are analogous to hara-kiri committed by the solitary samurai. Melville takes the mythology of the gangster and removes all overt social comment in favour of romantic stylisation. Melville commented that his intention was "to show the mental disorder of a man who unmistakably had a tendency to schizophrenia."
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

122 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

86 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of Cocteau's novel about the shared disorder and narcissism of a brother and sister
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

77 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ancien gangster ruiné par le jeu met au point un cambriolage dans un casino
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

91 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

71 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

58 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaped prisoner Gu decides to do one last robbery while Inspector Blot aggressively pursues him
Melville on Melville by Rui Nogueira( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un flic = Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
Deux hommes dans Manhattan = Two men in Manhattan by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark shadows of New York come to life in this rarely-seen, moody, jazz-soaked noir classic. A film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville, who cast himself as a journalist on an ethically fraught mission to track down a missing French diplomat
Breathless = À bout de souffle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 anything-goes crime narrative about a young thief on the run and his American girlfriend
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paru en 1970, cet entretien offre un condensé du point de vue du cinéaste sur son art et sur l'avenir du cinéma. Avec un rappel filmographique
Jean-Pierre Melville by Jacques Zimmer( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El silencio de un hombre Le samouraï( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de un asesino a sueldo sin escrúpulos, llamado Jef Costello, el cual trabaja para la mafia parisina. Todo parece ir bien, hasta que descubre que sus jefes intentan acabar con él y la policía de París le pisa los talones. Empieza la guerra, todos quieren la cabeza de Jef Costello
Vier im roten Kreis( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Pierre Melville : portrait en 9 poses by André S Labarthe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1971 interview with Jean-Pierre Melville is composed of nine chapters. Filmed in different lights and different places, including his office, his house and his studio, Melville speaks openly about his work habits, his need for darkness, his collaboration with Jean Cocteau, his studio and his relationship with American film. The interview includes clips from many of his films, including Le silence de la mer, Deux hommes dans Manhattan, and Le Samouraï"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Jean-Pierre Melville director de cine francés

Jean-Pierre Melville director de cinema francés

Jean-Pierre Melville francouzský filmový režisér

Jean-Pierre Melville Frans acteur

Jean-Pierre Melville französischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean-Pierre Melville French film director

Jean-Pierre Melville réalisateur français

Jean-Pierre Melville regista, sceneggiatore e attore francese

Jean-Pierre Melville reżyser francuski

Melville 1917-1973

Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973

Melville, Jean Pierre

Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Жан-Пиер Мелвил

Жан-П'єр Мельвіль Французький кінорежисер

Мельвиль, Жан-Пьер

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ז'אן-פייר מלוויל שחקן צרפתי

ژان پیر ملویل تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی

멜빌, 장-피에르 1917-1973

ジャン=ピエール・メルヴィル フランス・パリ出身の映画監督・脚本家

メルヴィル, ジャン・ピエール


L'armée des ombres = Army of shadowsLe samouraï = The samuraiLe cercle rouge = Red circle