Un Flic
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Un Flic
Aug 16 - Aug 18

(Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1972, 35mm, 98 min)

New 35mm print!

Friday, Aug 16 at 07:00PM
Friday, Aug 16 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 05:00PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Aug 18 at 05:00PM
Sunday, Aug 18 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Aug 18 at 09:00PM

A swan song from the great Jean-Pierre Melville (mostly famous for his noir gangster films), who was dubbed by Godard the 'godfather' of the New Wave, for the stylish existential nature expressed in all his films. Melville's aura of cool is generally derived from extended sequences of silent action where the audience has to find out what's going on as the characters perform their tasks.  It's also derived from a collision of noir and modern style  worn fedoras, trenchcoats and faces; a generally muted color scheme; and slow pacing that emphasizes process.

Alain Delon plays a Paris cop embroiled in a strange romantic triangle with cinema's quintessential tough guy Richard Crenna and Catherine Deneuve at her most fabulously glacial. There are daring robberies in a seafront bank and on a train, a wonderful stake-out in a cafe, great early '70s fashions and decor and lots and lots of "mecs" with obligatory Melville accessories of raincoats and guns. Plus a hilarious last deadpan scene involving a piece of chewing-gum. Un Flic delivers the best of cops, robbers and fog.



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