LE CERCLE ROUGE
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Run Time: 140 min. Release Year: 1970 Language: French
Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Paul Crauchet, Yves Montand
Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volontè) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist, against impossible odds, until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates. With its honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces, Le cercle rouge is the quintessential film by Jean-Pierre Melville—the master of ambiguous, introspective crime cinema.