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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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

43 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

87 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

109 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime
Melville on Melville by Rui Nogueira( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Doulos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
Un flic = Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

66 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France during World War II, an old man and his niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer in their house in a small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Deux hommes dans Manhattan = Two men in Manhattan by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 167 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
Léon Morin, prêtre = Leon Morin, priest( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life during wartime is not simply men shooting at one another, but also women tending to their children. The widow Barny is one, an office worker in a rural village in occupied France, whose child's father was a Jewish man. When genial Italians occupy the village, all is well. Then the Nazis arrive, round up and shoot the Italians, and get down to the business of rounding up Jews. Barny has her daughter baptized as a Catholic for legal certification--and also sends her to hide on a farm in the country. A communist, she takes out her anger at this subterfuge by arguing with the priest, the young Father Morin. The priest and the widow begin a series of spiritually-cum-sexually-charged dialogues. Barny's crush on Father Morin offers a place for the film to examine religious conviction, while exploring the philosophy of belief and its meaning in everyday struggle
Le cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathless = À bout de souffle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 anything-goes crime narrative about a young thief on the run and his American girlfriend
Le Deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaped prisoner Gu decides to do one last robbery while Inspector Blot aggressively pursues him
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-and-out French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer becomes bodyguard for a corrupt fugitive banker
L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 37 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 )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El silencio de un hombre Le samouraï( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de un asesino a sueldo sin escrúpulos, llamado Jef Costello, el cual trabaja para la mafia parisina. Todo parece ir bien, hasta que descubre que sus jefes intentan acabar con él y la policía de París le pisa los talones. Empieza la guerra, todos quieren la cabeza de Jef Costello
Jean-Pierre Melville : portrait en 9 poses by André S Labarthe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1971 interview with Jean-Pierre Melville is composed of nine chapters. Filmed in different lights and different places, including his office, his house and his studio, Melville speaks openly about his work habits, his need for darkness, his collaboration with Jean Cocteau, his studio and his relationship with American film. The interview includes clips from many of his films, including Le silence de la mer, Deux hommes dans Manhattan, and Le Samouraï"--Container
Les enfants terribles( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 17 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
4 im roten Kreis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in French and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Pierre Melville by Pino Gaeta( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.27 for Breathless ... to 0.96 for El silenci ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Jean-Pierre Melville director de cine francés

Jean-Pierre Melville director de cinema francés

Jean-Pierre Melville francouzský filmový režisér

Jean-Pierre Melville Frans acteur

Jean-Pierre Melville franséische Filmregisseur

Jean-Pierre Melville französischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean-Pierre Melville French film director

Jean-Pierre Melville réalisateur français

Jean-Pierre Melville regista, sceneggiatore e attore francese

Jean-Pierre Melville regizor de film francez

Jean-Pierre Melville reżyser francuski

Melville 1917-1973

Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973

Melville, Jean Pierre

Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Ζαν-Πιερ Μελβίλ Γάλλος σκηνοθέτης του κινηματογράφου

Жан-Пиер Мелвил

Жан-П'єр Мельвіль Французький кінорежисер

Мельвиль, Жан-Пьер

Ժան-Պիեռ Մելվիլ

ז'אן-פייר מלוויל במאי צרפתי

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


French (402)

English (39)

German (32)

Spanish (19)

Italian (6)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (1)

Le samouraï = The samuraiLe cercle rouge = Red circle