IU CINEMA: "Le Doulos"
With survival being their only guiding principle, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le doulos exposes the brutal and subtle underworld of his enigmatic, backstabbing criminals. Maurice (Serge Reggiani) is fresh out of prison and looking to pay a debt with an easy heist. However, nothing is easy and when the cops thwart the gangster's plans, he suspects Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) for a ‘doulos’—a stoolpigeon. Masterfully stylized dialogue and dangerously cool characters create what Andrew O’Hehir of Salon calls “A slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of twists and turns and ending with a tragicomic shootout you'll never forget!” In French with English subtitles. (35mm Presentation)