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Le samouraï (aka The Samurai)

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“Achieves an atmosphere of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty and grace.” – Slant Magazine

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

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  • Genre Drama
  • Director Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Released 1967
  • Runtime 1h 45m
  • Rated GP
  • Studio Janus Films
  • CountryFrance

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