Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.



  • Yves Montand in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Bourvil in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Bourvil in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Alain Delon in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Alain Delon and Jean-Pierre Janic in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Alain Delon and André Ekyan in Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

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Jean-Pierre Melville


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18 February 2001 | wbr204-2
Don't Sleep: Melville is the Man!
Jean-Pierre Melville is one of the most slept on directors of all time. A little too old to ride the crest of the French New Wave, Melville was respected by Godard, Truffaut and the rest but never caught the attention of the international film community like those who followed him did. Melville's crime tales are directed perfectly straight forward without the hipness that permeated the French New Wave . His protagonist of choice Alain Delon had the ability to portray either cop or crook and the audience would always side with him. "The Red Circle," is one of Melville's best collaborations with Delon--not as good as "Le Samourai" (1967) but superior to "Un Flic" (1971). Nowadays cats tend to say "they don't make movies like that anymore" but "they" weren't making films like Melville during his time--over thirty years ago. Don't sleep on Melville, he's the real deal. To put it simply, Melville was and still is the man.

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