Bob Le Flambeur

Director - Jean-Pierre Melville

Genre - Crime/Drama

Paced at a leisurely, sort of nonchalant rhythm (as most French films are), this picture by Jean-Pierre Melville didn't impress us as much as one of Godard's. Lacking star power and running on a story absent of bite, everything fell on the cinematic signature of Melville. His use of music matched with the memorable scenes he created was enough to make this a favorable experience. A high-roller in the mob tries to conduct a heist at a casino but as with most things in life, a gamble of any kind doesn't guarantee success and everything begins to fall apart. Quite a classy one, this.

3.5 STARS!

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