France, 1963
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Producer: Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly
Screenwriter: Jean-Pierre Melville
Based on the novel by Pierre Lesou
Cinematography: Nicolas Hayer
Music: Paul Misraki
Genre: Drama, Film Noir
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 108 minutes

Maurice (Serge Reggiani) is fresh out of prison and looking to pay a debt with an easy heist. But when the cops thwart the gangster's plans, he suspects Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) for a doulos - a stoolpigeon.

Reviews and Quotes 2

Time Out New York

"A slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of twists and turns and ending with a tragicomic shootout
you'll never forget!"

— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

"A gripping and effective mood piece from one of the greats."
— Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

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