Le Samouraï

Le Samouraï (1967)

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Mystery & Thriller, Made in Europe, Drama, Crime
1h 45min


Alain Delon
Jef Costello
François Périer
Nathalie Delon
Jane Lagrange
Catherine Jourdan
Locker Room Girl
Jacques Leroy
Walkway Man
Roger Fradet
Inspector #1
Carlo Nell
Inspector #2
Robert Rondo
Inspector #3
André Salgues
Garage Owner
André Thorent
Policeman / Taxi Driver
Jacques Deschamps
Policeman Speaker
Pierre Vaudier
Policeman of the night visit #1
Maurice Magalon
Policeman of the night visit #2
Gaston Meunier
Hotel Manager
Jean Gold
Night-Club customer #1
Georges Billy
Night-Club customer #2
Ari Aricardi
Poker Player
Guy Bonnafoux
Poker Player
Carl Lechner
Jef Lookalike
Maria Maneva
Girl with chewing-gum


In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

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