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Le Cercle Rouge(Le Cercle rouge)

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France, Italy · 1970
Rated R · 2h 20m
Director Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Corey has just been released from prison and doesn't plan on going back any time soon. But his plans to leave his criminal past behind are upended when he gets sucked into a jewel heist orchestrated by Vogel, a fugitive murderer.

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L.A. Weekly by

Melville seems to peer out from behind the camera with a reassuring wink and nod. Le Cercle Rouge is the most self-consciously cool of his famously underheated films noirs.


Chicago Reader by Bill Stamets

Key action points are edited with finesse, but the denouement, with its dutiful hail of gunfire, is heartless and mechanical.


Christian Science Monitor by David Sterritt

A glistening gem among caper movies, this impeccably elegant jewel-heist drama takes its title from Buddhist lore, its cast from France's great gallery of leading men, and its style from the unique blend of cinematic savoir-faire and brooding existential angst.


Chicago Tribune by Michael Wilmington

Watching Le Cercle Rouge, we're caught up in a world that, however improbable some of its twists and turns seem, strikes us as a perfect, imaginative creation.

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