Bob le Flambeur

Jean-Pierre Melville Centennial
(PG) France – 1 hr 38 min – with subtitles
1956 · d. Jean-Pierre Melville   Reviews
Starring Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Roger Duchesne

Bob (Roger Duchesne) is a gambler, living “in those moments between night and day, between heaven and hell.” He is also an ex-con with twenty years on the straight-and-narrow. Cleaned out after a bad run, Bob and his friends hatch a plan to rob a casino in the early hours of the morning. In the first of his caper films, Melville took the archetypes of the American film noir and infused them with a sleek, spare elegance and an impeccable continental style. Released four years before Breathless, Bob le Flambeur’s use of natural light, location shooting, and handheld cameras gestured ahead toward the French New Wave.  

Shown in conjunction with the film course Dark Streets, Dark Lives: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Maurizio Giammarco, Ph.D. 

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Monday, March 197:15pm 2018-03-19 19:15:00 2018-03-19 20:53:00 America/New_York Bob le Flambeur Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA