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Le Deuxième Souffle ()

Le deuxième souffle (original title)
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A gangster escapes jail and quickly makes plans to continue his criminal ways elsewhere, but a determined inspector is closing in.

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Gustave 'Gu' Minda
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Commissaire Blot
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Paul Ricci
Christine Fabréga ...
Simone - dite 'Manouche' (as Christine Fabrega)
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Jo Ricci (as Marcel Bozzufi)
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Inspector Fardiano
Denis Manuel ...
Antoine Ripa
Jean Négroni ...
L'homme (as Jean Negroni)
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Alban
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Orloff
Pierre Grasset ...
Pascal
Jacques Léonard ...
Henri Tourneur (as Jack Leonard)
Raymond Loyer ...
Jacques, le notaire
Régis Outin ...
(as Regis Outin)
Albert Michel ...
Marcel le Stéphanois
Jean-Claude Bercq ...
Inspecteur Godefroy
Louis Bugette ...
Théo, le passeur
Albert Dagnant ...
Jeannot Franchi
Sylvain Levignac ...
Louis Bartel (as Sylvain)
Roger Fradet
Roger Perrinoz
Jean De Beaumont
Marcel Bernier ...
Inspecteur à l'hôpital
J. Dubos
Pierre Gualdi ...
Un inspecteur
R. Pequignot
Betty Anglade
A. Layle
Nina Michelsen

Directed by

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Jean-Pierre Melville

Written by

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José Giovanni ... (novel "Un reglement de comptes")
 
José Giovanni ... (dialogue) and
Jean-Pierre Melville ... (dialogue)
 
Jean-Pierre Melville ... (adaptation)

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André Labay ... producer
Charles Lumbroso ... producer

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Bernard Gérard ... (as Bernard Gerard)

Cinematography by

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Marcel Combes

Film Editing by

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Monique Bonnot
Michèle Boëhm ... (as Michele Bohem)

Editorial Department

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Catherine Moulin ... assistant editor
Ziva Postec ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Jean-Jacques Fabre

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Guy Maugin

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Michel Tellin

Production Management

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Marcel Correnson ... unit manager: Marseille
Raymond Favre ... unit manager (as R. Favre)
Francis Peltier ... assistant unit manager
Robert Porte ... unit manager: Paris
Alain Quefféléan ... production manager (as Alain Queffelean)

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Jean-François Adam ... assistant director
Ole Michelsen ... second assistant director
Georges Pellegrin ... assistant director

Art Department

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Jean Dardeau ... property master
Claude Thery ... upholsterer
Daniel Villeroy ... property master: furniture

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Jacques Gallois ... sound recordist
Alex Pront ... sound director / sound mixer

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Jean-Claude Boussard ... assistant camera
Jean Charvein ... camera operator
Jacques Nibert ... assistant camera
Vincent Rossell ... still photographer (uncredited)
Joseph Tavera ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Louis Seuret ... location manager

Other crew

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Roger Cosson ... collaborator
François Dupont-Midi ... collaborator (as François Dupont-Midy)
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script girl
Paulette Laubie ... jewels
Henri Tiquet ... collaborator
Claude Vériat ... collaborator (as Claude Veriat)
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Plot Summary

Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the country with Manouche, Gu needs a final job to get some money. But that's not so simple when you have Inspector Blot tracking you, and have to deal with the consequences of the shooting in Paris... Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • Le Deuxième Souffle (World-wide, English title)
  • Second Breath (World-wide, English title)
  • Le Deuxième Souffle (United States)
  • Second Wind (United States)
  • Gang (Japan, English title)
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  • 150 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia During the shooting of the scene in which Lino Ventura runs after the freight train that he tries to jump in, director Jean-Pierre Melville asked the train conductor to speed the train up, making it more difficult for Ventura to successfully make the jump, and Melville wanted to see the pain on his face as he tried harder to catch the train. When Ventura heard about this, long after the shooting, he was so angry about it that he had a huge row with Melville. The two never spoke again. They did make another film together, Army of Shadows (1969), but only spoke to each other through assistants. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992). See more »

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