A Cop (Un Flic) (1972)
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Edouard Coleman (Alain Delon) spends his days and nights chasing criminals, but doesn't see the crook right under his nose. Simon (Richard Crenna), a smooth nightclub owner, works with a small crew to execute daring heists with big payoffs, while the beautiful Cathy (Catherine Deneuve) is torn between them. As cop and criminal do what they do best, paths converge and old scores must be settled. The 13th and final film from Gallic great Melville (Bob Le Flambeur, Army of Shadows) doubles-down the
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Though not among Melville's classics, "Un Flic" is a pleasure to experience.
Delon and Crenna paint an idealized portrait of masculine camaraderie, one that's exposed at the end of Melville's bracing last testament as a soul-shattering illusion.
A bitter meditation on disenchantment and defeat, as glacial and hermetic as Deneuve's face.
Mr. Melville's obsession with technical information is sometimes taken to lengths that border on the crazy.
Jean-Pierre Melville's last film, Un Flic / A Cop (1972), is a late noir classic...
There's a distinct vein of misanthropic defeat coursing in this film that's encoded into empty gestures and portrayals of people who appear to only be going through the motions.
Engaging and entertaining %u2026 primarily a heist movie with noirish elements; the characters are all flawed
Everything that has come to be known as "Melville" exists in some form throughout the film's 98 minutes. The flaws present are those of the greatest auteurs' autumnal works.
Plays beautifully with all [Melville's] trademark silence, grim faces, and gloomy colors.
Fragile beauty Deneuve gets little more than a walk-on as the woman carrying on with both men.
Although ill, Melville still managed a dark edge and a sense of camaraderie among villains and cops in his last take on his preferred genre, the American thriller.
It's a darkly atmospheric film noir with Melville linking his characters to the silent landscape around them.
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