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Le Samourai Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon

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LE SAMOURAI (sometimes translated as "The Godson" in english speaking countries)is a movie cowritten and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville in 1967. The film was an inspiration to John Woo some 20 years later for his movie "The Killer". The Hong-Kong director said about Le Samouraï that " it's the closest thing to a perfect movie that I have ever seen".
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Jeff Costello is a hitman. After his last contract, his employers try to kill him. Jeff knows that he has to get rid of them if he wants to survive. But the Superintendant François Périer is also right behind him waiting for the first mistake of Jeff -le Samouraï- Costello.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sewers/subways    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Is this movie based on a    -   book

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