Trailer
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Le Samourai (4K Restoration)

Runtime
1hr 45mins
Directed by
Jean-Pierre Melville
Featuring
Alain Delon,
François Périer,
Nathalie Delon,
Cathy Rosier
Film Language
in French with English subtitles
Body

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 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.

Restored in 4K by Pathé and the Criterion Collection at L’Immagine Ritrovata from the 35mm original camera negative.

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