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Le cercle rouge

From Jean-Pierre Melville, master of the dour, contemplative, yet visually transfixing French crime thriller, an unusual heist film starring screen legends Yves Montand, Gian Maria Volonté, and Alain Delon.

Recommended for a user who likes: The Thing, Mean Streets, 2001: A Space Odyssey, There Will Be Blood, Chungking Express

Format requested: Amazon Instant Video

Availability in the US: on DVD and (much better) Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection, Le cercle rouge can also be rented or purchased via Apple iTunes.

Also by Jean-Pierre Melville: Le Samouraï (1967), Army of Shadows (1969), Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966), and Le Doulos (1962).

Also with Alain Delon: Le Samouraï (1967), L’eclisse (1962), Nouvelle vague (1990), The Leopard (1963)

Also with Yves Montand: The Wages of Fear (1953), Let’s Make Love (1960), La guerre est finie (1969)

Also with Gian Maria Volonté: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), The Mattei Affair (1972), The Working Class Goes to Paradise (1971), A Bullet for the General (1966)