Le Cercle Rouge

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Le Cercle Rouge
Jean-Pierre Melville
Alain Delon, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand

Previously restored to its full-length glory, Le Cercle Rouge will be a revelation for lovers of Jean-Luc Godard and John Woo alike. Melville took what he wanted from potboilers: the crooked moral universe, the honor of men, the thick plots of boozy desperation. Add to that what can only be called coolness, a formal, distant aesthetic that elevates the cop-robber chase and the heist to questions of free will, and you have one of the true classics of modernist film noir. “There are moments of breathtaking strangeness and blunt emotional force: cold-blooded shootings, creepy-crawly alcoholic hallucinations... These things could exist — could look like this, or seem to mean anything — only in movies. Le Cercle Rouge offers the kind of experience that makes you glad movies exist.” (A.O. Scott)

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New Digital Restoration
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2 hours 20 minutes
release year/country
1970 France/Italy