Melville: Le Cercle Rouge

In Marseille, a prisoner named Corey is released early for good behaviour. A warder tips him off about a prestigious jewellery shop he could rob in Paris. He goes to the house of Rico, an associate of his with whom his former girlfriend now lives, where he robs Rico of his money and gun. Then he goes to a billiard hall, where two of Rico's men find him. After killing one and taking his gun, Corey buys a large car and, hiding the guns in the boot, starts for Paris. On the way, he stops at a roadside grill to eat.

Le Cercle Rouge

Le Cercle Rouge
Directed byJean-Pierre Melville
Produced by Robert Dorfmann
Written by Jean-Pierre Melville
StarringAlain DelonYves Montand
Music byÉric Demarsan
Cinematography Henri Decaë
StudioStudioCanal
Release date(s)20 October 1970 (1970-10-20)
Running time140 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Budget$ 1,352,254
Box office$ 3,734,619


Melville: Le Cercle Rouge