The Red Circle

(Le Cercle rouge)

Showing Wed 27 Sep to Fri 29 Sep

The Red Circle
Jean-Pierre Melville
Country of origin and year
France/Italy 1970
140 minutes
Rated PG - Contains mild violence, nudity, language and drug reference.
Cast: Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand, François Périer.

French with English subtitles

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Screenings from Wed 27 Sep

Day Screening times
Wed 27 Sep 20:20 Filmhouse screen 2        
Thu 28 Sep 11:30 Filmhouse screen 2 17:45 Filmhouse screen 2      
Fri 29 Sep 12:45 Filmhouse screen 2        
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Sun 01 Oct  
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Melville's great achievement with this film is his relocation of the American gangster film to France, while incorporating his own steely poetic and philosophical obsessions. He described this, his penultimate film, as a digest of the (by his reckoning) nineteen different underworld set-ups that could be found in John Huston's 1950 film The Asphalt Jungle. Darker and more abstract than his earlier work, The Red Circle shows the breakdown of the criminal 'codes' under which Melville's characters had previously operated, as Corey (Alain Delon) navigates the treacherous underworld to plan a jewellery heist...

The Wed 27 Sep screening at 8.20pm will be introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone (University of Edinburgh).


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