UN FLIC

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
US release date: April 19, 2013
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
With Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve.

Piano-playing Alain Delon and nightclub owner Richard Crenna (U.S. TV star, Wait Until Dark, and Rambo's mentor) both love Catherine Deneuve—who doesn't?—only trouble is, one's a post-burn-out cop (the "flic" of the title) and the other's bent on the heist of a lifetime - and are they both looking past her at each other?

Melville's final work (released a year before his death) features iconically minimalistic performances from the star trio: a never more jadedly detached Delon; a never more chillingly icy Deneuve; and a surprisingly effective, smilingly insinuating Crenna; with two trademark heists, the first a near-wordless bank job on a deserted, bleakly rain-sodden seaside street; and a nerve-shredding, timed-to-the-second drug snatch done via helicopter-to-train transfer—and back again. The new 35mm print features a new translation and subtitles by Lenny Borger.


Opens in New York April 19, 2013 at Film Forum.

It will open in Los Angeles in June 28 at the Landmark Nuart Theatre.
This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

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