Jean-Pierre Melville

20 Oct 1917 - 2 Aug 1973

Director, Writer, Actor

Jean-Pierre Melville, born Jean-Pierre Grumbach (October 20, 1917 – August 2, 1973), was a French filmmaker. While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the pseudonym Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author, Herman Melville. He kept it as his stage name once the war was over.

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Filmography (12 titles)

(movie, 2003)
···The Good Thief
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1972)
···Un Flic
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1970)
···Le cercle rouge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1969)
···L'Armée des ombres
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1967)
···Le Samouraï
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1966)
···Le deuxième souffle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1963)
···L'aîné des Ferchaux
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···Le Doulos
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1960)
···À bout de souffle
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Parvulesco the Writer)
(movie, 1959)
···Deux hommes dans Manhattan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1953)
···Quand tu liras cette lettre
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1949)
···Le silence de la Mer
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director, Writer