About

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

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Directed by

Jean-Pierre Melville

Written by

Jean-Pierre Melville (Screenplay)
Georges Pellegrin (Screenplay)
Joan McLeod (Novel)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

There is no solitude greater than that of the Samurai

Cast

Keywords

paris france hitman police garage film noir hearing jazz bar french noir canary danger professional assassin very little dialogue stakeout jazz club treason last job silent protagonist

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Lists

#204 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#183 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#114 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#39 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire