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The French Cinema: Le Deuxieme Souffle


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(The Second Breath)
Starring Lino Ventura
with Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin, Christine Fabrega

A complex yet captivating thriller in the style of Jean-Pierre Melville's most famous film Bob le Flambeur. Fascinated by the Hollywood thriller, Melville has been compared to Howard Hawks.


Screenplay/Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Based on the novel by: Jose Giovanni
Producer: Charles Lumbroso
Producer: Andre Labay
'Gus' Minda: Lino Ventura
Inspector Blot: Paul Meurisse
Paul Ricci: Raymond Pellegrin
Manouche: Christine Fabrega
Orloff: Pierre Zimmer
Alban: Michel Constantin
Jo Ricci: Marcel Bozzufi
Inspector Fardiano: Paul Frankeur
Antoine: Denis Manuel
Pascal: Pierre Grasset

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The French Cinema: Le Deuxieme Souffle

BBC Two England, 31 October 1969 21.10

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