Le Doulos (1962)

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Movie Info

Confusion and wrong assumptions are the cause of tragedy in this stylish gangster noir by director Jean-Pierre Melville. Maurice (Serge Reggiani) and Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) are friends going way back, and both have had a shady past. Silien wants to leave his illegal activities behind him -- but would he actually be in league with the police, as an informer? That is what Maurice suspects after he kills a fence who is responsible for the murder of one of his friends and then takes some jewels as an extra bonus. Doubts assail Maurice as well as others until it is finally decided that something has to be done about Silien.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Rialto Pictures

Cast

Serge Reggiani
as Maurice Faugel
Jean Desailly
as Commissaire Clain
Fabienne Dali
as Fabienne
Michel Piccoli
as Nuttheccio
René Lefèvre
as Gilbert Varnove
Marcel Cuvelier
as A police inspector
Christian Lude
as The Doctor
Jack E. Leonard
as A police inspector
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Critic Reviews for Le Doulos

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November 17, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Le Doulos

Terrific 'stylized' French noir! (Does anyone else think that Serge Reggiani looks like Mr. Bean?)

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

easily one of the most gripping and fulfilling films i have ever seen. the film has enough twists to fill a lifetime, shifting the direction of the characters so often to keep one glued to the story but no too often so as to confuse. a perfect blend of mystery and suspense with noir like lighting and style. one of the best crime dramas ever produced.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

a fantastic heist film and the best melville i've seen to date. it's right up there with rififi and the asphalt jungle in my book. jean paul belmondo is tres cool and i never could tell which way it would turn. in beautiful black & white, simply stunning

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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