Sun 15 October 2:00pm
Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly,Rene Lefevre, Marcel Cuvelier
In French with English Subtitles
Le Doulos, the shadowy French noir directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, returns to the big screen in a new 4K restoration.
Cited as a source of inspiration for the likes of Reservoir Dogs, Le Doulos is a stylishly shot, sharply dressed and gleefully convoluted story of gangsters, murder and a jewellery heist gone wrong.
It returns to cinemas in celebration of Jean-Pierre Melville in his centenary year and is a fitting tribute to a director whose distinctive aesthetic – a fusing of American genre tropes and a certain Gallic je ne sais quois – still stands as the benchmark of cinematic cool.