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.
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Gu is 46 years old and has just escaped from prison. 10 years before, he was the public enemy number 1, now he just want to go back to Italy. Before stowing away, he takes part in a robbery as the fourth man. Trapped by the police, Gu manages to escape but must face his partners who believe that he's denounced them.

The second plot is the movie describes the activity of Inspector -Paul Meurisse- Blot who, thanks to his deductions, follows step by step from his office in Paris Gu's dramatic journey.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   robber If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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