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Bob Le Flambeur

Bob Le Flambeur

Roger Duchesne
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Roger Duchesne
Roger Duchesne
, Isabelle Corey
Isabelle Corey
, Daniel Cauchy
Daniel Cauchy
Jean-Pierre Melville

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Both a tribute to classic American gangster films and a source of inspiration for French New Wave filmmakers, Bob le Flambeur is the first in a series of stylish noirs that Jean-Pierre Melville made in the mid-'50s. Co-scripted by the popular crime writer Auguste Le Breton (Rififi), this is the story of ex-bank robber and compulsive gambler Bob (Roger Duchesne), who plans a heist at the Deauville casino. As in many films of this genre, he assembles a team of old friends and new acquaintances to do the job, and is determined to pull it off despite the fact that the odds are stacked against him. The overall tone is admirably lighthearted, however, and despite many stylistic and thematic references to American caper movies, the whole enterprise remains genuinely French. "This is a kind of film that we want to make!" exclaimed the young and rebellious François Truffaut back in 1955. Jean-Luc Godard, in his turn, acknowledged Melville's influence by giving him an extended cameo in Breathless.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2019
UPC: 0738329238704
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 1,175

Special Features

Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton; Diary of a Villain - documentary; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Duchesne Bob Montagne
Isabelle Corey Anne
Daniel Cauchy Paolo
Howard Vernon McKimmie
Guy Decomble Inspector
Claude Cerval Jean
René Havard Actor
Gerard Buhr Marc
André Garet Roger
Simone Paris Yvonne
Colette Fleury Actor

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Melville Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Eddie Barclay Score Composer
Monique Bonnot Editor
Claude Bouxin Production Designer
Jean Boyer Score Composer
Auguste Le Breton Screenwriter
Henri Decaë Cinematographer

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