Film Series : Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes

Le Doulos

1962, Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 108 min. With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 10th 3:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 13th 6:00pm

"A slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of twists and turns and ending with a tragicomic shootout you'll never forget." — Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

The title refers to both a style of hat and an underworld slang term for informer. The complex storyline centers on the relationship between a beleaguered ex-con (Reggiani) and his cocky pal (Belmondo) who might be a stool pigeon. LE DOULOS is shot in gloriously bleak black-and-white and enveloped in a voluptuously hardboiled milieu of trench coats, smoky bars, vibraphone jazz, pushed-around dames, and ironic plot twists. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Melville film on any Saturday this month, and get a ticket for the second Melville film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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