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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of days in the lives of casual lovers in Paris. A young small-time crook kills a policeman after stealing a car, and goes on the run with his American girlfriend who eventually betrays him [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]. The film debut of Jean Luc Godard...spearheaded the French new wave of filmmaking
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe Gerbier, a member of the French Resistance, has escaped from Gestapo custody. With his two companions, he executes the traitor who denounced him to the Gestapo
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

124 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. Instead of toeing the line he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcholoic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being persued by a police superintendent
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

84 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jean-Pierre Melville's self-confessed 'love letter to Paris', the world-weary hero weaves his way through a stylised Parisian underworld, a failed gambler wearing a trench coat and a gentleman's code of honor. His pursuit of the ultimate heist takes him on a journey from the Sacre Coeur to Montmartre and Pigalle. Encountering betrayal, secrets and a dangerously seductive young girl, Bob Le Flambeur seeks to carry out his one final crime, despite warnings from L'inspecteur, his loyal friend yet adversary"--Container
Le samouraï The samurai( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

79 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

90 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

70 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

63 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film 'policier' (detective story) is a stylised portrait of interweaving treacheries and heroisms in the criminal world inspired by the 'formed and deformed' world of American crime fiction in both films and novels; a world to which Melville repeatedly returned for inspiration. Here he traces parallel paths of a gangster and police inspector, the latter for Melville represented inescapable destiny. The inspector not himself do the shooting but sets the machinery in motion
Un flic Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

64 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon - secretly a thief - is a friend of Police Commissioner Coleman. Unbeknownst to the commissioner, Simon and a gong of 3 associates rob a bank to fund an important drug run. When the commissioner is told about the 'job' by an informer, friendships are brushed aside in a delicate came of cat and mouse"-- Container
Le Samouraï by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

79 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A steely-eyed and enigmatic hitman is hired to do away with the boss of a nightclub, which places him under total surveillance by police. At the same time, he discovers that the man he is working for has marked him for death. His faultless planning of the hit and concrete alibi make it impossible for police to charge him. However, when he falls in love with a key witness, he becomes vulnerable
Deux hommes dans Manhattan Two men in Manhattan by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark shadows of New York come to life in this rarely-seen, moody, jazz-soaked noir classic. A film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville, who cast himself as a journalist on an ethically fraught mission to track down a missing French diplomat. He enlists the help of an alcoholic photographer who has the street smarts to track down the diplomat's mistresses
Le cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville on Melville by Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Millionen eines Gehetzten by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in German and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paru en 1970, cet entretien offre un condensé du point de vue du cinéaste sur son art et sur l'avenir du cinéma. Avec un rappel filmographique
Jean-Pierre Melville by Jean Wagner( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin, prêtre; roman by Béatrix Beck( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant l'occupation, Barny, jeune veuve passionnée qui vit seule avec sa fille s'engage dans une lutte mystique et amoureuse avec le prêtre Léon Morin
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Jean-Pierre Melville francouzský filmový režisér

Jean-Pierre Melville Frans acteur

Jean-Pierre Melville französischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean-Pierre Melville French film director

Jean-Pierre Melville regista, sceneggiatore e attore francese

Jean-Pierre Melville reżyser francuski

Melville 1917-1973

Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973

Melville, Jean Pierre

Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Жан-Пиер Мелвил

Жан-П'єр Мельвіль Французький кінорежисер

Мельвиль, Жан-Пьер

ז'אן-פייר מלוויל

ژان پیر ملویل تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی

멜빌, 장-피에르 1917-1973

ジャン=ピエール・メルヴィル フランス・パリ出身の映画監督・脚本家

メルヴィル, ジャン・ピエール


L'armée des ombres Army of shadowsLe cercle rouge Red circleLe Samouraï