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Jean-Pierre Melville



Jean-Pierre Melville (born Jean-Pierre Grumbach) was an amateur filmmaker as a teenager who, after the start of World War II, began making his own independent short and feature films. He hit his stride in the '50s with his memorable adaptation of Jean Cocteau's novel, Les Enfants Terribles, and, over the next 20 years, specialized in intelligent and exciting crime films, most notably Bob le Flambeur, Le Doulos (aka The Finger Man), Le Samouraï, Le Cercle Rouge, and Un Flic. Melville also acted in his own Deux Hommes Dans Manhattan, as well as Cocteau's Orphee, Jean-Luc Godard's À Bout de Souffle (aka Breathless), and Claude Chabrol's Landru (aka Bluebeard). He died in 1973.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% A Cop (Un Flic)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
95% Le Cercle Rouge
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1970
97% Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
100% Le samouraï
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
100% Le Deuxième souffle (Second Breath)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet L'aîné des Ferchaux (Magnet of Doom)
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Bluebeard (Landru)
  • Mandel
1963
95% Le Doulos
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1962
95% Léon Morin, Prêtre (Leon Morin, Priest) (The Forgiven Sinner)
  • Screenwriter
1961
97% Breathless
  • Parvulesco
1961
No Score Yet Deux hommes dans Manhattan (Two Men in Manhattan)
  • Moreau
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1959
97% Bob le Flambeur
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Quand tu Liras Cette Lettre
  • Director
1953
78% Les Enfants terribles (The Strange Ones)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1950
96% Orphée (Orpheus)
  • Hotel Manager
1950
100% Le Silence de la Mer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1949

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