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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

96 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of days in the lives of casual lovers in Paris. A young small-time crook kills a policeman after stealing a car, and goes on the run with his American girlfriend who eventually betrays him [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]. The film debut of Jean Luc Godard ... spearheaded the French new wave of filmmaking
L'armée des ombres = Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

66 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of Cocteau's novel about the shared disorder and narcissism of a brother and sister
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

108 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. Instead of toeing the line he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcholoic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being persued by a police superintendent
À bout de souffle( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in French and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob the gambler and his friends learn that the Deauville Casino expects to pull in 800 million francs. On the night of the heist Bob plays the casino tables until the appointed time. Before the dawn breaks, some of the men and women will win, some will lose, and some will die
Melville on Melville by Rui Nogueira( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Doulos( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
Un flic = Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

54 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 327 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
Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

67 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France during World War II. An old man and his beautiful niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer during the German occupation of their small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 285 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
L'armée des ombres by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

83 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe Gerbier, a member of the French Resistance, has escaped from Gestapo custody. With his two companions, he executes the traitor who denounced him to the Gestapo
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

90 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob le flambeur by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

64 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ancien gangster ruiné par le jeu met au point un cambriolage dans un casino
Léon Morin, priest( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Deux hommes dans Manhattan = Two men in Manhattan by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 167 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. He enlists the help of an alcoholic photographer who has the street smarts to track down the diplomat's mistresses
Léon Morin, prêtre = Leon Morin, priest( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life during wartime is not simply men shooting at one another, but also women tending to their children. The widow Barny is one, an office worker in a rural village in occupied France, whose child's father was a Jewish man. When genial Italians occupy the village, all is well. Then the Nazis arrive, round up and shoot the Italians, and get down to the business of rounding up Jews. Barny has her daughter baptized as a Catholic for legal certification--and also sends her to hide on a farm in the country. A communist, she takes out her anger at this subterfuge by arguing with the priest, the young Father Morin. The priest and the widow begin a series of spiritually-cum-sexually-charged dialogues. Barny's crush on Father Morin offers a place for the film to examine religious conviction, while exploring the philosophy of belief and its meaning in everyday struggle
Le cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
A bout de souffle = BreathlessLe cercle rouge = Red circleL'armée des ombres
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 franséische Filmregisseur

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 regizor de film francez

Jean-Pierre Melville reżyser francuski

Melville 1917-1973

Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973

Melville, Jean Pierre

Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

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Жан-Пиер Мелвил

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ז'אן-פייר מלוויל במאי צרפתי

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