France • 1956 • 102 minutes • Black and White • 1.33:1 • French
Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le flambeur melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the road map for the French New Wave. As the neon is extinguished for another dawn, an aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen, and naive associates while plotting one last score—the heist of the Deauville casino. This underworld comedy of manners possesses all the formal beauty, finesse, and treacherous allure of green baize.
- New digital transfer
- Video interview with Daniel Cauchy (“Paulo”)
- Radio interview with Jean-Pierre Melville
- Theatrical trailer
- New and improved English subtitle translation
- Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition