Jean Paul Melville has often been called the grandfather of the French New Wave (he even has a cameo in Breathless) but, always his own man, he rejected the label. His films, from the first to the last, look like his and nobody else’s. A true auteur, one of the Nouvelle Vague criterion, his films are still admired today by director such as Quentin Tarantino. In Le samourai, the satanically handsome Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer, in a career-defining performance. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him.

 

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Part of our series Nouvelle Vague Revisited.

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Saturday April 13
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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