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Jean-Pierre Melville Collection [DVD]
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show moreased, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Jean-Pierre Melville (1917 - 1974) is one of the most revered French film directors of all time. Born in Paris, he was to become a member of the French Resistance in the Second World War, an experience which he drew on as a film director, creating underworlds of secrecy and deception. The reluctant godfather of the French New Wave, Melville's highly individual style was influenced by the ideas of existentialism and surrealism, but arguably his greatest debt was to the American film noirs of 1930s and '40s Hollywood, the traditions of which he wove with inimitable style into his quintessentially French films, seeing him hailed by many as the father of the French gangster movie.This set contains six of his finest films, from his early bittersweet masterpiece, Bob Le Flambeur, to his final film, Un Flic, his wonderfully fatalistic study of loss and deception; a fitting epitaph to one of contemporary cinema's most exceptional careers.Army of Shadows (1969): Regarded as one of the best films ever made about wartime France. Members of the French resistance fight for freedom in the face of constant danger.Le Doulos / Doulos: The Finger Man (1962): An unforgettable story of trust, betrayal and honour. A criminal, just free from jail, goes in search of revenge.Leon Morin Pretre/ The Forgiven Sinner (1961): Unforgettable drama set in occupied France. A beautiful but disillusioned woman becomes friends with a priest, but her...Jean-Pierre Melville Collection - 6-DVD Box Set ( Bob Le Flambeur / Lon Morin, prtre / Le doulos / L'arme des ombres / Le cercle rouge / Un flic ) ( The Honest Thief / The Forgiven Sinner / Doulos: The Finger Man / Army of Shadows / Theshow less