Le Doulos 12A (S)

Le Doulos


"My favourite screenplay of all time" - Quentin Tarrantino

This dazzlingly intricate tale of deadly suspicion and betrayal is one of Jean-Pierre Melville's finest explorations into the Parisian underworld, starring a stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo as an enigmatic gangster.

Belmondo stars as Silien, who many believe is a police informer. His friend Maurice (Serge Reggiani), a burglar just out prison, trusts him enough to let on about a job he's lined up, but when a cop turns up mid-robbery, he has second thoughts and swears his revenge...

This is a slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of enigmas, twists and turns and an unforgettable tragicomic shootout - a dazzlingly intricate tale of deadly suspicion and betrayal that’s something truly special. Shot with Melville's trademark cool and ingenious plot twists, this shadowy tangle of ambiguities, enigmas and cruel ironies thrust you into a dark world that refuses to let go.