Kick-Back Friday: #63
Le Cercle Rouge (1970): Deliberate pacing and spare dialogue lend a very existential vibe* to this engaging jewel-heist movie from Jean-Pierre Melville. With Alain Delon as a professional thief and Yves Montand as a seriously alcoholic cop.
Il n’y a pas d’innocent.
A remake is reportedly in production with director Johnnie To, the “Jerry Bruckheimer of Hong Kong.” No doubt the action will be accelerated.
* With a wry, introductory nod to Buddha.