Le cercle rouge (1970) by Jean-Pierre Melville
AFG presents at the Club
December 5, 2017 – January 30, 2018 Program
Jean-Pierre Melville: Cinematic Poet of the Lowlife and Criminal
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 20:00
Le cercle rouge (The Red Circle)
1970, France / Italy, 140 min, Crime / Drama / Thriller, BR
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè
Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist, against impossible odds, until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates. Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le cercle rouge combines honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema.
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.