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  JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE
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Jean-Pierre Melville (20th October, 1917 – 2 August, 1973) was a dynamic new voice in the post-war French film world whose independence and directorial methods made him the mentor of the aspiring New Wave directors. Influenced by his experiences in the war and by the Hollywood cinema of the 1930s and 40s, Melville created a mythic realm of gangsters and Resistance heroes set in a quintessentially French landscape.  His films, such as Bob le flambeur (Bob the Gambler, 1955), Le Doulos (The Finger Man, 1962), Le Samourai (1967) and Le Cercle rouge (The Red Circle, 1970), are amongst the greatest thrillers in European cinema.

 
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