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Le Samoura�
TitleLe Samoura�
Time95 mins
GenreDrama; Thriller; Crime; Mystery; Film Noir; Foreign
DirectorJean-Pierre Melville
EditionCriterion Collection
ActorAlain Delon as Jef Costello; Jean-Pierre Posier as Olivier Rey; Nathalie Delon as Jane Lagrange
RatingPG (Parental Guidance)
CinematographyHenri Deca�
PlotIn a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville, Le samoura� is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture�with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.
ProducerRaymond Borderie; Eug�ne L�picier
WriterJean-Pierre Melville; Joan McLeod
Le Samoura�