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Jean-Pierre Melville (Jean-Pierre Grumbach)

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Biography

Paris, France
The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon. It is Herman Melville. And yet, for over three decades, it was also worn by one of the French cinema's brightest lights, Jean-Pierre Melville, whose art was as revolutionary as that of the eponymous author. Read more...

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Character: Parvulesco the Writer

Breathless 1960

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Character: Himself

Belmondo par Belmondo 2016

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