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    Unique ID Code: 0000039837
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    Added on: 23/9/2002 12:21
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    Bob Le Flambeur (US)

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    Melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: $29.95
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    Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville`s Bob Le Flambeur melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the roadmap for the French New Wave. As the neon is extinguished for another dawn, an aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen and naïve associates while plotting one last score -- the heist of the Deauville casino. This underworld comedy of manners possesses all the formal beauty, finesse and treacherous allure of green baize.

    Special Features:
    Video Interview with Daniel Cauchy ("Paulo")
    Radio Interview with Jean-Pierre Melville
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Written By:

    Roger Duchesne
    Isabelle Corey
    Guy Decomble
    Daniel Cauchy

    Soundtrack By:
    Eddie Barclay

    Director of Photography:
    Henri Decaë

    Monique Bonnot

    Costume Designer:
    Ted Lapidus

    Production Designer:
    Claude Bouxin


    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    The French have always been good at Hard Boiled thrillers, this is no exception. The films of Jean-Pierre Melville are better than most American films. I can`t wait to see Le Smaurai on DVD. Melville films the frame with Style and grace...

    This criterion Disc is not perfect and does have some aliasing problems, particularly with plaid suits etc. But nothing really bad to distract you from the pleasure of the film...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 19:47