"Bob le Flambeur"
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Roger Duchesne plays
high-stakes gambler Bob, newly released from prison, who plots to rob the
casino at Deauville. An amazing film noir with its gritty locations,
freewheeling camera, jump cuts and a musical jazz score. Shot between dusk
and dawn in Pigalle, this is the quintessential "city at night"
film, with Bob representing the kind of a gangster who still has a moral
code. Cinematography by Henri Decae. "The cinematic birth of
cool" (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice).
French with English subtitles. 97 minutes.