BOB LE FLAMBEUR
[BOB THE GAMBLER]
Ex-con bank robber Bob (dapper Roger Duchesne) has been straight for 20 years, making a living as a professional gambler in his beloved Montmartre neighborhood. But a stretch of bad luck now has him looking to make a big score after all these years. Tipped off by a croupier friend about the vault timetables at the Deauville casino, Bob organizes a crew of professionals to meticulously plan a heist. But a funny thing happens at the casino on the night of the heist: Bob places a bet, and wins. And wins. And wins. The film features stylish visuals from ace cinematographer and Nouvelle Vague stalwart Henri Decaë. DIR/SCR/PROD Jean-Pierre Melville; SCR Auguste Le Breton; PROD Serge Silberman, Roger Vidal. France, 1956, b&w, 98 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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