Order for Customer
Your shopping basket is empty.
Order for Customer



Big screen classics

Le Doulos

Questions of friendship and loyalty, deceit and betrayal lie at the dark heart of Melville’s labyrinthine thriller.

Image from Le Doulos

France-Italy 1962
Dir Jean-Pierre Melville
With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Michel Piccoli
English subtitles
Certificate 12A

A study in dishonour among thieves, Melville’s affectionate, tortuous tribute to classic Hollywood crime films centres on Belmondo’s informer, friend to both a cop and a burglar (Reggiani) recently out of jail and trying to re-establish himself in the underworld. It grips like a vice throughout; critic Tom Milne dubbed it film gris, evoking the murky ambiguity of everything we see and hear.

The screening on Wed 30 Jun will feature a pre-recorded intro by Professor Ginette Vincendeau, King’s College London.

Promotional Code

  • If you have a BFI promotion, please enter your code here: