Jean-Pierre Melville

Jean-Pierre Melville

Date of Birth: 20 Oct 1917

Country: France

Biography: Jean-Pierre Melville has been hailed as the father of the French gangster film. Certainly, his gangster films are probably the films for which he is best known, on a par if not better than anything which Hollywood produced. Yet the world of the anonymous gun-toting hoodlum occupies only a part of his oeuvre. (filmsdefrance.com)

Total Credits at Criticker: 5 (Actor), 14 (Director), 14 (Writer)

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    Dirty Money
    Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just a asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night club owner, must also deal with police comissaire Edouard Colemane, who happens to be his good friend. (imdb)
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    Le Cercle rouge
    Corey is a cool, aristocratic thief, released from prison on the same day that Vogel, a murderer, escapes from the custody of the patient Mattei... (imdb)
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    Army of Shadows
    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. (imdb)
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    Le Samouraï
    Hitman Jeff 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. (imdb)
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    Le Deuxième souffle
    Gustave Manda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the country with Manouche, Gu needs a final job to get some money. But that's not so simple when you have Inspector Blot tracking you, and have to deal with the consequences of the shooting in Paris... (imdb)
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    Magnet of Doom
    Dieudonné Ferchaux is a Parisian banker, an imminent investigation of his corrupt dealings has him taking off for the U.S., accompanied by a newly hired secretary, an ex-boxer. (Wordpress)
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    Le Doulos
    Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose "all characters are two-faced, all characters are false", according to director Jean-Pierre Melville. (imdb)
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    Leon Morin, Priest
    A little French town during the Occupation. Barny is a young sexually frustrated widow, living with her little girl France. She is also a communist militant, and one days she enters in a church, randomly choses a priest and starts criticizing the religion. But the priest is a young handsome clever one, Leon Morin. He does not offer her the reaction she was expecting. She is disturbated. She starts frequenting him, impressed by Morin's moral strength. (imdb)
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    Two Men in Manhattan
    A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. (imdb)
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    Bob le flambeur
    Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend... (imdb)
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    Les Enfants terribles
    Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who is injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time... (imdb)
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    Le Silence de la Mer
    In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece... (imdb)
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    Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d\
    It follows the clock round as music hall clown Beby takes off his make up, goes home for a meal, looks at photos and goes to bed to rise, spend a day in the village and perform with his new partner. (imdb comments)
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    Quand tu liras cette lettre
    A bad man rapes a girl, then falls in love with her sister, an ex-nun
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