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Le Doulos

Le Doulos

Director:Jean-pierre Melville
Cast:Michel Piccoli, Jean-paul Belmondo
Release Date:1962

At the Charles Theatre at noon Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, and at 9 p.m. Sept. 17.

By Bret McCabe | Posted 9/9/2009

The movie is a French neo-noir that comes from 1962. The setting is the Parisian underworld. The dodgy nightclub owner is Michel Piccoli. The snitch paranoid that a just released prisoner is out to get him is Jean-Paul Belmondo. The title refers to a type of hat, the kind worn by the informer, hence why "doulos" becomes slang for a criminal canary. The cinematography is black and white. Almost everybody smokes. And the director is Jean-Pierre Melville. Need we say more?

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