Posted in Films from 30’s to 60’s, French film

BOB LE FLAMBEUR (1956)

Is a 1956 French gangster film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The film stars Roger Duchesne as Bob. It is often considered a film noir and precursor to the French New Wave because of its use of handheld camera and a single jump cut.Bob(Roger Duchesne), a middle-aged gambler and ex-con living in the Montmartre district of Paris,experiences a run of bad luck that leaves him nearly broke. Bob is a gentleman with scruples, well liked in the demi-monde community. He has unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in the past, and has spent time in prison. He hears through the croupier friend that the Deauville casino has extreme quantity of cash. Bod develop a scheme to steal it with a young safe cracker and a bunch of other criminal. Cool film jean-Pierre melville master peace.

 

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