Jean-Pierre Melville: The Outsider ACMI Cinemas Presents

Bob le Flambeur

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“A must for those who like their crime capers cool and elegant”

Empire Magazine

Down on his luck, ex-con and middle-aged gambler Bob, a gentleman thief with scruples and nothing to lose, decides to pull off the ultimate heist at a high end casino. Bringing together a motley team that includes a naive protégé, a master safecracker and some grizzled old time crooks, the scene is set for a tense and thrilling ride through the glamorous world of high stakes gambling and the gritty underworld of organised crime.

Jean-Pierre Melville's elegantly cool film noir was an early prototype for the French New wave in its novel use of handheld camera, jump cuts and its affection for American gangster films.