Bob le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) (1955)
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Both a tribute to classic American gangster films and the source of inspiration for French New Wave filmmakers, Bob le Flambeur is the first in a series of stylish noirs that Jean-Pierre Melville started in the mid-'50s. Co-scripted by the popular crime writer Auguste Le Breton (Rififi), this is a story of ex-bank robber and compulsive gambler Bob (Roger Duchesne), who plans a heist at the Deauville casino. As in many films of that genre, he assembles a team of old friends and new acquaintances
Jan 1, 1955 Limited
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This light, breezy 1955 heist film is probably the least characteristic movie Jean-Pierre Melville ever made.
A wonderful movie with all the formal beauty, finesse and treacherous allure of green baize.
Its realism is not the reality of life, but of the kind of movies that give shape to the disordered lives of the people who watch movies.
Bob le Flambeur (1955) has a good claim to be the first film of the French New Wave.
One of the most curious yet pleasing of all the great French film noirs.
Jean-Pierre Melville's sly and svelte human comedy strikes an articulate cinephiliac give-and-take
Melville at his best
At once a charming entertainment, a resonant character study, an ironic morality tale, and a bittersweet celebration of Montmartre.
a generally absorbing and sometimes funny look at the capricious nature of Luck
Um verdadeiro clássico do gênero noir, o filme conta com um protagonista fascinante e um roteiro repleto de momentos brilhantes.
Melville's actually more interested in his central character's gentlemanly heroics and fractured obsession with risking everything at the roulette table.
In a world sliding toward self-interested decadence, Bob le Flambeur maintains his dignity and humanity in the face of long odds.
A brisk heist movie that embraces cinema's past and points toward its future.
Definitely worth checking out on the big screen in a fresh print.
less interested in the mechanics of the heist than ... the existential ramifications for the characters and how the sly intervention of fate
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