Bob le Flambeur at French Cultural Center

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (1956, 98 Min)
Starring Daniel Cauchy, Gérard Buhr, Isabelle Corey.

Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Deauville. Everything is planed exactly, but the police is informed about the planned coup. Meanwhile in the Casino Bob starts to gamble.

“Noir, c’est noir”: Suspense, screeching car tires, gunshots: the detective film is the genre par excellence. It has made its mark on French cinema by becoming an almost obligatory rite of passage for all the great directors. We will return to its foundations, taking a week to do so. A return to the first frissons, the first intrigues seen on the screen in France of the 1930’s, and that continued to the 1970’s. Many of our great directors experimented with this stylistic exercise: Melville, Clouzot, Carné and Truffaut, featuring such actors as Piccoli, Jouvet, Delon, and Schneider, all of them colossal.

When: Wednesday Nov. 3, 19:00
Where: Centre Culturel Français
218 Street 184, Phnom Penh

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