Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
Film Night at Alliance Francaise, Charoen Prathet Road – starts 8pm BOB LE FLAMBEUR (1955)
De Jean-Pierre Melville avec Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, B&W, 104 mn, Eng. Sub.
In Paris’s Montmartre district, everyone knows Bob, a well-dressed compulsive gambler. He’s generous, moralistic, drives a two-toned convertible coupe, lives in a swank apartment, and has the respect of the police. But he’s on a losing streak, and even when he hits it big at the track, he loses at the Deauville casino. When he learns that the casino keeps a fortune on Grand Prix weekend, he plots a robbery. Subplots trace a seemingly innocent coquette’s social climb and the greed of a croupier’s wife who betrays the thieves…