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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 163 comments Mod
For anyone unaware of the long history of great French crime movies, here's a convenient list. Its a festival currently playing in New York. (Imagine being able to see some of these on the big screen!)

http://filmforum.org/series/les-durs-...

You may wanna add some of these titles to your private 'watchlist' (I'm speaking to those of you who rent and view movies in your home). Rich resource.


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In case the link above is broken, here are the titles from that marvelous French Crime film festival...

ARMY OF SHADOWS
BREATHLESS
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES
GRAND ILLUSION
ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES
LA BANDERA
LA BÊTE HUMAINE
LA HORSE
LA TRAVERSÉE DE PARIS
LE DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE
LE DOULOS
LE JOUR SE LÈVE
LE MAGNIFIQUE
L’ARME À GAUCHE
MISSISSIPPI MERMAID
MODERATO CANTABILE
MONSIEUR GANGSTER
MOONTIDE
MÉLODIE EN SOUS-SOL
PIERROT LE FOU
PORT OF SHADOWS
PÉPÉ LE MOKO
STAVISKY
THAT MAN FROM RIO
THE BURGLARS
THE IMPOSTOR
THE LOWER DEPTHS
THE NIGHT CALLER
THE SICILIAN CLAN
THE VALACHI PAPERS
TOUCHEZ-PAS AU GRISBI
TWO MEN IN TOWN
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
LE TROU


...and the other festival I attended around that time. was called 'BRIT NOIR'.

Here are those titles:

THE THIRD MAN
THE SMALL BACK ROOM
SEVEN DAYS TO NOON
THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT
ON THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE
BLANCHE FURY
FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG
HELL IS A CITY
SO EVIL MY LOVE
THE BROTHERS
NIGHT AND THE CITY
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY
VICTIM
TIGER BAY
I MET A MURDERER
THE SEVENTH VEIL
SO LONG AT THE FAIR
THE CLOUDED YELLOW
THE OCTOBER MAN
THE GREEN COCKATOO
HELL DRIVERS
NEVER LET GO
GASLIGHT
HATTER’S CASTLE
THE UPTURNED GLASS
OBSESSION
APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME
GOOD TIME GIRL
THE LONG HAUL
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS
WANTED FOR MURDER
BRIGHTON ROCK
THE FALLEN IDOL
THE CRIMINAL
YIELD TO THE NIGHT
THE MAN BETWEEN
THE SNORKEL
SHE PLAYED WITH FIRE
PEEPING TOM
NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH


These are the finest crime and mystery movies ever made.


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