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Le Samourai (Le samouraï) (1967)

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Alain Delon Alain Delon
Jef Costello
François Périer François Périer
Le Commissaire
Nathalie Delon Nathalie Delon
Jane Lagrange
Cathy Rosier Cathy Rosier
La pianiste
Jacques Leroy Jacques Leroy
L'homme de la passerelle
Robert Favart Robert Favart
Le barman
Catherine Jourdan Catherine Jourdan
La jeune fille du vestiaire


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Le Samourai

11 years, 6 months ago at Sep 28 20:45
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The movies are filled with beautiful killers and brooding, haunted men struggling with their past and present. But Alain Delon in Le Samourai puts practically all of them to shame. His performance is a master class in underplaying everything; he barely registers an emotion, keeping his cool poker face throughout the various twists and turns of the film.

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Hitman Jeff Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner.
Release date: 25 October 1967
UPC: 037429208526
Tags: France (19), 1960s (14), Hitman (12), Crime (9), 1967 (9), French (8), Drama (7), Thriller (7), Italy (7), Paris (6), Thief (6), Double Cross (6), Alibi (6), Mystery (4), 60's (3), Spies (3), Car (3), 1960's (2), Gambling (2)
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