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Le Samouraï

1967 film by Jean-Pierre Melville

Le Samouraï (English title: The Samurai) is a 1967 French minimalist crime thriller film, starring Alain Delon as Jef Costello, a hitman.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Written by Jean-Pierre Melville and Georges Pellegrin.

Opening creditsEdit

  • Il n'y a pas de plus profonde solitude que celle de samouraï si ce n'est celle d'un tigre dans la jungle... peut-être...
    • There is no solitude greater than that of the samurai unless it be that of a tiger in the jungle... perhaps...
    • Epigraph ascribed to the Bushidō (the Japanese code of conduct associated with the samurai), but apparently original to Melville.

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