Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Clinton St. Theater presents LE SAMOURAÏ

Clinton St. Theater presents LE SAMOURAÏ

Showtimes

Saturday, Jan 29
7:30pm
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An austere poem of crime, Le Samourai manages to have a grip of an old-fashioned potboiler as well. Not a half-bad combination.

Kenneth Turan, Washington Post

 

[Melville's] style remains haunting and elegantly spare, just right for the kind of hit man who lives in silence, in bare and colorless surroundings, with a lonely caged bird.

Janet Maslin, New York Times

 

Minimal and breathtaking, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai features an icy and smoldering lead performance from one of the most beautiful human beings to ever grace the big screen: Alain Delon.

Ed Travis, Cinapse

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LE SAMOURAÏ
Director: 
Jean-Pierre Melville
Country: 
France
Year: 
1967
Runtime: 
101 minutes

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts.

A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology—maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. (includes a $1 service fee)