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Hats off to Jean-Pierre Melville sur Arte


THE DOCUMENTARY OF THE DAY - Self-taught, Obsessive, misanthropic ... Cyril Leuthy paints a magnificent portrait of the master of film noir whose work still haunts the seventh art.

In life, Jean-Pierre Melville wore a trench coat, a Stetson and Ray-Ban. In Le Samouraï , Alain Delon had the same outfit, the glasses less and a Borsalino replacing the Texan headgear. Melville dreamed of his life on a screen. His scripts he wrote in absolute darkness, with a system of shutters and curtains for the day.

The documentary by Cyril Leuthy, Melville, the last samurai , broadcast on Arte this Sunday at 11:20 p.m., sheds light on this lone wolf, with testimonies from the family and his collaborators. At 11, he kept his scout notebook. The title speaks for itself: " All right ". It will not depart from the rule.

His Alsatian (and non-practicing) Jewish parents instilled in him a "virtuous and puritanical" education . His father died when he was 15 years old. In his films, there will be many orphans. Among the Grumbach (name he swapped for Melville in the Resistance), the men did not reach the age of 55. " The best years

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