Afs Presents: Le Cercle Rouge

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Screens Friday April 3 at 9:30pm and Monday April 6 at 7:30pm

LE CERCLE ROUGE
D. JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE, France, 1970, 35mm, 140min.

A Jean-Pierre Melville caper film, which is to say a movie that stands the whole concept of a caper film on its head and finds new levels of meaning, depth and cinematic expression in those familiar caper elements we have seen dozens of times. A motley bunch of dangerous men: superthief Alain Delon, escaped murderer Gian Maria Volonte, and mysterious former police sharpshooter Yves Montand come together to commit a jewel heist, it catalyzes a whole world of cops, mob bosses and underworld denizens. We observe them all, not just as pawns in a movie plot, but as living breathing creatures, with inner lives, who behave that way because their characters are such. A great masterpiece of crime cinema.

Part of the series:

PERFECT CRIMINALS: THE '70s FRENCH NOIR CONNECTION
In association with Drafthouse Films, AFS presents a series of some of the best French crime films of the '70s. This was the era of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon, of souped up Citroens and quayside holdups in Marseilles. We are proud to present films from Jean-Pierre Melville (of course) and also his talented peers Claude Sautet and Henri Verneuil.

This series is presented in conjunction with Drafthouse Films to celebrate the release of THE CONNECTION.

See here for the trailer and updates about THE CONNECTION: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/the-connection
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By: Austin Film Society

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