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Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï at Laemmle Theatres


Le Samouraï, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville; produced by CICC, Fida Cinematografica

Laemmle Theatres

Opens Friday, April 5, 2024


On April 5, join Variety Chief Film Critic Peter Debruge as he introduces a screening of Le Samouraï at the Royal.

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of a fedora and trench coat can protect him.

An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville, Le Samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

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