Le Doulos Press Highlights

11 August 2017

A French noir classic and "a movie that confirms Melville's stylish and fluent mastery of the genre" - back in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from 11 August.

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Park Circus is delighted to re-release Le Doulos in cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland from 11 August.

Screening in a new 4K restoration, this shadowy French noir tells the story of two gangsters, a murder and a jewellery heist gone wrong. Made by the master of Gallic noir, Jean-Paul Melville in his trademark stylised aesthetic and starring the effortlessly cool Jean-Paul Belmondo, Le Doulos is an enjoyable and gripping crime classic.

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***** "Superbly shot in high-contrast monochrome" - Total Film

**** "A very distinctive movie" - The Guardian

**** "Takes us back to another age... a very welcome reminder of Melville's highly personal cinema" - Film Review Daily

**** "Belmondo oozes Gallic charm" - Eye For Film

"Some amazing moments" - Little White Lies

"Fascinating crime thriller" - Radio Times

"An intricate work of continuous betrayal" - Filmuforia


  • Jean-Pierre Melville: cinematic poet of the lowlife and criminal - The Guardian

Newly restored in 4K, Le Doulos comes to cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 11 August. Find a screening near you.