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A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smoky jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Melville s love letter to New York City and homage to the American Film Noir.
Bonus Features: A conversation between critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, New essay by Melville scholar Ginette Vincendeau, trailers.
I have seen seven other Mellville movies. I heard that he was not satisfied with this film, and it is quite understandable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NICOLAS
As a devoted Melville fan, I enjoyed this modest mystery yarn very much. Some location exteriors were shot in NYC, but the rest was made in France, and there are some entertaining... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eric O. Allstrom
It's fun to gape at 1960s NYC; the cameras were on the street filming ordinary citizens caught in the headlights. The story was a bit too cynical for me. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Kats