Le Deuxième Souffle

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With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the suave... read more
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With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the suave inspector, Blot (Paul Meurisse), relentlessly seeking him. The implosive Le deuxième souffle captures the pathos, loneliness, and excitement of a life in the shadows with methodical suspense and harrowing authenticity, and contains one of the most thrilling heist sequences Melville ever shot.

Original Release

11/01/1966

US Release

11/01/1966

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Cast

Lino Ventura Gustave 'Gu' Minda
Paul Meurisse Commissaire Blot
Raymond Pellegrin Paul Ricci
Christine Fabréga Simone - dite 'Manouche'
Marcel Bozzuffi Jo Ricci
Paul Frankeur Inspector Fardiano
Albert Dagnant Jeannot Franchi
Albert Michel Marcel le Stéphanois
Denis Manuel Antoine Ripa
Jacques Léonard Henri Tourneur
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Pierre Melville

Writers

José Giovanni, Jean-Pierre Melville

Cast

Lino Ventura Gustave 'Gu' Minda
Paul Meurisse Commissaire Blot
Raymond Pellegrin Paul Ricci
Christine Fabréga Simone - dite 'Manouche'
Marcel Bozzuffi Jo Ricci
Paul Frankeur Inspector Fardiano
Albert Dagnant Jeannot Franchi
Albert Michel Marcel le Stéphanois
Denis Manuel Antoine Ripa
Jacques Léonard Henri Tourneur
Jean-Claude Bercq Inspecteur Godefroy / Inspector Godefroy
Jean Négroni L'homme
Louis Bugette Théo, le passeur / Théo
Marcel Bernier Inspecteur à l'hôpital / Inspector in hospital
Pierre Grasset Pascal
Pierre Zimmer Orloff
Raymond Loyer Jacques, le notaire / Jacques the notary
Roger Fradet
Michel Constantin Alban
Régis Outin (as Regis Outin)

Producers

Editors

Monique Bonnot, Michèle Boëhm

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