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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in French and English and held by 1,066 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
Le samouraï = The samurai( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in French and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
L'armée des ombres = Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 825 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
À bout de souffle( Visual )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in French and held by 789 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
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous
Le cercle rouge( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in French and English and held by 541 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
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 502 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 by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 362 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
Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

13 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 324 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
Un flic = Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 320 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 silence de la mer = The silence of the sea( Visual )

5 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
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

58 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France during World War II, this allegorical film tells the story of a German officer lodged with an elderly Frenchman and his niece. The officer attempts to establish a relationship with his unwilling hosts, and is rebuffed by their implacable silence
Le Samourai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

76 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 269 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
Léon Morin, priest( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 173 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 166 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
Le cercle rouge by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

74 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 164 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 persued by a police superintendent
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Doulos pays tribute to the American gangster films of the 1940's whilst retaining a uniquely French perspective. Where the Hollywood noir strives for clarity and simplification, Melville's films and Le Doulos in particular, retain their ambiguity, leading to a major coupe du théâtre at the film's finale
Léon Morin, prêtre = Leon Morin, priest( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 148 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
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

45 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of Cocteau's novel about the shared disorder and narcissism of a brother and sister
 
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A bout de souffle = Breathless
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Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

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Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

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