Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 1967 Language: French
Starring: Alain Delon, Cathy Rosier, François Périer, Michel Boisrond, Nathalie Delon
In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology—maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece _Le Samouraï_ defines cool.