Monday, November 8, 2010
Jef Costello (Alain Delon) is a contract killer who knows how to get away with the perfect crime. But his most recent hit left him with several witnesses, a police officer determined to arrest him and a vengeful boss.
Yowza, Delon is sexy in this. Talk about killer looks. Le Samourai is sleek and chic. Jean-Pierre Melville shows 1960s France in both a flattering and unflattering light. Flattering for the lifestyle of the time; unflattering for its depiction of law, showing police officers straining to get their man. But still, Le Samourai is a diverse entry of the French New Wave.
My Rating: ****1/2