-A meandering preoccupation (could it possibly be admiration?) with crime and gangsters.
-The violence is understated and not the prime focus of his films, it's about the characters' psychology.
-Unsympathetic and emotionally distant protagonists.
-Stylish and cool cinematography.
-His films are all either in crisp, sharp black & white, or in bleak, bluish-gray color.
-Frequently casted Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon.
Stay Away If: You can't handle a different sort"
propelas added this to a list 1 year, 2 months ago
Watch-list: Le Silence de la Mer (The Silence of the Sea), Les Enfants Terribles (The Strange Ones), Le Doulos (Doulos: The Finger Man), Le Deuxieme Souffle (Second Breath), Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge, Bob le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) "