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Second Breath Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin, Christine Fabréga, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paul Frankeur, Michel Constantin

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SECOND BREATH (Le Second Souffle) is a movie cowritten and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville in 1966. The film is one of the masterpieces of the French director.

Sentenced to a life term sentence, Lino Ventura escapes from prison. He knows that he doesn't have any future in France anymore so he plans to secretly run away to Italy by boat. Lacking of money, he accepts to take part in an audacious robbery but is arrested by the police. Once more he manages to escape but must face now his partners who are sure he has denounced them to the police. Tired and disillusioned, Ventura will defend his honour with his gun. Meanwhile, inspector Paul Meurisse, thanks to his deductions, follows step by step Ventura's bloody path and waits for the best moment to catch him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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