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SECOND BREATH

LE DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE
France | 1966 | Jean-Pierre Melville

A veteran gangster (Lino Ventura) breaks out of prison and takes part in a daring highway robbery on his way to leaving the country. But a dogged police detective (Paul Meurisse) and double-crossing gangsters complicate his escape plan. Has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes! “[Jean-Pierre Melville’s] most elaborate and intricately plotted film noir, a labyrinthine exploration of loyalties and betrayals in the French underworld.” –Time Out Film Guide. Uncut print from France! Subtitles. 150 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Thanks to Amélie Garin-Davet, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York.

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Thursday 5/25
Sunday 5/28
8:20pm
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