#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fresh out of prison and hell-bent on revenge, the recently paroled burglar, Maurice Faugel, finds himself, once more, on the run from the police after what should have been a quick and simple robbery. Now, under shady circumstances, everything points to Maurice’s former friend and partner-in-crime, Silien: a cold-blooded, stony-faced gangster who has a reputation for being an unscrupulous informer. However, did Silien truly rat on Faugel? After all, in the heart of the ruthless Parisian underworld where one must choose between lying or dying, Silien seems willing to redeem his already tattered reputation, of course, in his own twisted way. In the end, is the so-called honour among thieves nothing but a mere myth?
Plot: Enigmatic gangster Silien may or may not be responsible for informing on Faugel, who was just released from prison and is already involved in what should be a simple heist. By the end of this brutal, twisting, and multilayered policier, who will be left to trust?
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A lot of filling with more than enough substance.
More often than not, French gangster films that owe so much to early American gangster films come off as cakes with more icing than cake. This is not the case with Jean-Pierre Melville, whose Bob le Flambeur is a powerful tale of a compulsive gambler who attempts to right his own life and the lives of those he cares for. In Le Doulos, the story focuses on a gangster, Maurice, just released from prison who immediately gets back on the other side of the law and begins to get involved in the ever-constant struggle between French police and organized crime.
This film obviously owes a great deal to early American gangster films, as so much of Melville does, but what makes it slightly different is the complexity of character and plot Melville injects into the story. There are numerous layers of action going on here; each character is as duplicitous as possible so motivations are always in question and the audience never really can tell who exactly is on which side until the final conclusion. Yet, it is never too confusing and never dull to watch as Melville invites us to explore closer the beautiful fluid camera work and the stunning and stark cinematography.
The acting is also quite effective, especially Serge Reggiani as the world-worn Maurice whose face says more than anything else, and French cinema legend Jean-Paul Belmondo as the too cool for his own good Silien. All in all, a very entertaining and well-made caper thriller that compared to today’s shoot ’em ups consists of more than enough cake with the right amount of icing as well.
Cinema Omnivore – Le doulos (1962) 8.1/10
“LE DOULOS, in its black-and-white sheen, showcases Melville’s utter aplomb and high-wire coordination of sequences by sequences, lucidity in action, and expedition in dialogs, and the editing stitches every puzzle together with a proficiency that is very modern for its time, the fruition is not French New Wave, spontaneity is not there, but a meticulously configured, well-oiled machinery, it takes enormous craft to carry it off.”
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Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer Pierre Lesou, Jean-Pierre Melville
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly
Country France, Italy
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires GTC, Joinville, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm