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  • Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
  • France
  • 1970
  • 140 min.
  • NR
  • 4K DCP

In French with English subtitles

  • Assistive Listening
  • Subtitled
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Heist!

Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist against impossible odds — until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates. Jean-Pierre Melville’s LE CERCLE ROUGE combines honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema. (Synopsis courtesy of Criterion Collection)

“Grimly elegant….” —Richard Brody, New Yorker

“A classic cornerstone of the heist genre from a master of the nouvelle vague.” —David Parkinson, Empire

“There are unforgettable tableaux of movement, meticulously executed with wordless cool.” —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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