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1975 (USA) See more »
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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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'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it. See more (31 total) »

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Directed by
Jean-Pierre Melville 
 
Writing credits
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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
 
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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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Trivia:
The opening shot closely resembles Hokusai's famous woodcut "The Wave".See more »
Quotes:
Commissaire Edouard Coleman:I wasn't sure if he would commit suicide.See more »
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Referenced in Le petit lieutenant (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
C'est Ainsi que les Choses ArriventSee more »

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it., 26 April 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Dirty Money' was Jean-Pierre Melville's last movie and many people find it to be a great disappointment. Me, I quite like it. Sure it isn't the masterpiece we'd all wish it to be, but it's definitely worth watching. Alain Delon, the star of Melville's 'Le Samourai' (regarded by most fans as Melville's best movie along with 'Bob Le Flambeur'), plays Coleman, a detached cop who is having an affair with his friend Simon's girlfriend (Catherine Deneuve). Simon (Richard Crenna) is actually a thief, the leader of a small three man team. We see them commit two robberies, one is a bank near the sea in the brilliant opening sequence, the other an ambitious heist on a train involving a helicopter. This scene isn't as exciting as it should have been with budgetary constraints letting Melville down. The first robbery is a real stand out however and I recommend 'Dirty Money' for this if nothing else. The movie's dialogue and characterization are very minimalistic, and this is probably the main reason why many find it to be unsatisfying. The relationship between the three main characters is never explained or explored. Neither is the Coleman's with his informant, a beautiful transsexual. Melville doesn't spell things out, the viewer has to do the hard work, but I don't mind that at all. 'Dirty Money' is far from Melville's best, but I still think there's a lot to admire about it. Melville is an acknowledged influence on Truffaut, Jarmusch, Woo, Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson and his movies deserve to be better known.

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