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Release Date:
1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just a asset for the even more spectacular heist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Flowing in a steady and unflagging hypnosis See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jean-Pierre Melville 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Pierre Melville 

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Wottitz 
 
Film Editing by
Patricia Nény 
 
Production Design by
Théobald Meurisse  (as Théo Meurisse)
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Charron 
 
Costume Design by
Colette Baudot 
 
Makeup Department
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean Drouin .... unit manager
Phillip Kenny .... unit production manager
Pierre Saint-Blancat .... production manager (as Pierre Saint Blancat)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Delon .... first assistant director
Bernard Girardot .... trainee assistant director
Marc Grunebaum .... assistant director
Philippe Martin .... trainee assistant director
Pierre Tati .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
René Albouze .... property master
Enrique Sonois .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
André Hervée .... sound recordist
Maurice Laumain .... sound editor
Jean Nény .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Domage .... camera operator
Valery Ivanow .... first assistant camera (as Valéry Ivanow)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yves Saint-Laurent .... costume designer: Catherine Deneuve's black dress
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Josée Audiard .... assistant editor (as Marie-José Audiard)
Sophie Tatischeff .... assistant editor (as Sophie Tati)
 
Other crew
Phillip Kenny .... location manager
Florence Moncorgé-Gabin .... script girl (as Florence Moncorgé)
Georges Pansu .... title designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un flic" - France (original title)
"Dirty Money" - USA (DVD box title)
"Dirty Money (Un flic)" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The opening shot closely resembles Hokusai's famous woodcut "The Wave".See more »
Quotes:
Commissaire Edouard Coleman:The only feelings mankind has ever inspired in policemen are those of indifference and derision.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Samurai (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
C'est Ainsi que les Choses ArriventSee more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Flowing in a steady and unflagging hypnosis, 1 November 2008
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

This is a film so good, in how it understands the minutiae of film, the mechanics as it were, and done with so much straight-forward conviction that it amazes deeply.

It is lean, the form refined, like a piece of wood patiently chiseled by the ebbs.

So as with previous Melville films, it is distant, surely cold, clinical business. It's about characters detached from the world they experience, content to glide through without attachments. A world as grey, dreary and sullen as the faces of the characters, one reflected in the other. The pace is minimalist and monotonous, the movie plodding along in a steady and unflagging hypnosis as if it does not progress at all.

It seems to hang suspended in the middle distance, the plot laconic in what it reveals as much as the dialogue, yet it flows towards its inevitable and cold end in an unnoticeable succession of undeviating changes. A phone-call, a newspaper clipping, a man setting down to eat in a restaurant. Before you know it a man is getting shot.

It's part slow erotic foreplay about cinematic crime, remember the scene with Deneuve and the gun, and part a feel that is the present moment unfettered by any including cinematic baggage. You just watch.

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