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LÉON MORIN, PRIEST

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LÉON MORIN, PRIEST This brilliant adaptation of Béatrix Beck’s autobiographical novel (which Melville considered ‘the most accurate picture I have read of life under the Occupation’) centers on a young atheist, communist widow Barny (Emmanuelle Riva) and her developing love for a handsome unconventional priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who tries to convert her. Seen through the […]

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THE RED CIRCLE – LE CERCLE ROUGE

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THE RED CIRCLE – Le Cercle Rouge Beginning with the spectacular escape of Vogel (Gian Maria Volonté), super-thief Corey (Alain Delon) also fresh out of prison, aids his escape. Brought together by fate, they plot an ambitious heist, but to pull it off they need a sharpshooter – alcoholic ex-cop Jansen (Yves Montand). All the […]

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Jean-Pierre Melville

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Jean-Pierre MelvilleVisionary and influential director Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-73), with trademark stetson and dark glasses, was born Jean-Pierre Grumbach, taking the name of Moby Dick author Melville, a code-name he had adopted while working for the French Resistance during World War II.An early filmgoer and lover of prewar American movies, Melville was a precursor of the […]

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