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Outstanding....a must see!,
This review is from: Le Doulos  [DVD] (DVD)What a gem...
This is a brilliant stylised 60's French gangster movie with a surprising plot that catches you out. There's a great 'wow, I didn't see that coming' moment which makes you want to play it over again so you can grasp it, in the same way you might a good crime novel(from which this came).
It's one of the best examples of this genre...Melville's earlier 'Bob le Flambeur' being another. It brilliantly captures the ruthlesness, time & ambience of a more seedy Paris.
The b&W cinamatography is so good it's worth studying for that alone.