Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
I apologize for taking so long with this post. I had trouble finding this one and took to just googling it everyday. I eventually found a link that worked, though it might be gone already. I would advise my fellow List followers to track down this film as soon as they can.
Fair warning: the plot summary makes the movie sound a lot more interesting than it actually is. In fact, the things I didn't like about this film (the pacing, the woodenness of the lead) are exactly the things that are most praised. I know everybody has different tastes, but surely watching an expressionless face for an hour and a half would get on anybody's nerves? No?
Jef Costello is a hit man who... does some things. Huh. This is a hard plot to describe without giving away spoilers. As I mentioned, this character never seems to be fazed by anything and is stone-faced throughout the entire film (much like I was when I was watching it). I get that this was his character, but it did get a bit dull after awhile.
There are quite a few good action scenes in this film but I was still bored throughout most of it. Still worth a watch, though; I think I am just getting harder and harder to please.
No dialogue for the first ten minutes of the film.
The caged bird that Jef owns later died in a fire. But that was my favorite character!