Soirée Cinéma: “Le Samourai”

november, 2018

Event Details

Policier: “In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.” (Criterion)

Starring: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Directed by:Jean Pierre Melville

The film will be presented in French with English subtitles, with a discussion following the film.

Please bring snacks to share.

Reservations are not required, but come early to ensure a seat!


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Alliance Française de Sacramento

2420 N Street, Sacramento CA 95816