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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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

45 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,035 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
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

65 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nighclub 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
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ancien gangster ruiné par le jeu met au point un cambriolage dans un casino
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

76 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 713 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
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

68 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 639 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 )

52 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a French detective novel, this film pays homage to American gangster films of the 1930's and 40's. This intricate thriller concerns the fatalistic relationship of two men, Maurice, a thief just out of prison, and Silien, a mysterious informer embroiled in the complexities of the criminal underworld and the police. In the tradition of film noir, the film is characterized by double and triple crosses, beautiful women and a sinister vision of the world in which appearances are deceptive
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

52 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 455 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
Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector
Léon Morin, prêtre by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin, priest( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Un flic by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burned out detective and a brilliant thief are friends and in love with the same woman. When one plans the ultimate heist of a train full of mob money, the two find themselves hurtling toward a final showdown
Melville on Melville by Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux hommes dans Manhattan Two men in Manhattan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in French and held by 134 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
Un flic Dirty money by Alain Delon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 129 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 cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Millionen eines Gehetzten( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier im roten Kreis( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei der Überführung ins Gefängnis gelingt dem Häftling Vogel die Flucht, Kommissar Mattei hat das Nachsehen. Der Ex-Sträfling Corey plant die gröte Einbruchsaktion, die Paris je gesehen hat. Vogel schliet sich an, dritter im Bunde ist der ehemalige Bulle Jansen. Der Plan ist bombensicher - aber die Fallstricke von Macht und Abhängigkeit, in denen sich die drei verfangen werden, sind schon gelegt
L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by Franois 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
Kino der Nacht : Gespräche mit Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
À bout de souffle
Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Jean-Pierre Melville francouzsk filmov režisr

Jean-Pierre Melville Frans acteur

Jean-Pierre Melville franzsischer 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

Мельвиль, Жан-Пьер

ז'אן-פייר מלוויל

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

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


Le samouraï The samuraiLe cercle rouge Red circle