Le doulos / The Finger Man (1962) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Maurice Faugel (Serge Reggiani, The Leopard) has just been released from prison. He goes to visit his friend Gilbert Varnove, has a brief conversation, and then kills Varnove. Faugel quickly snaps up some various valuables, making it look like the killing was committed by some sort of burglar. Faugel's purpose in killing Varnove was not theft, but he is a thief. He is plotting a high-stakes robbery of a wealthy man, and he's certain that nothing can go wrong. Unfortunately, things do go wrong, and Faugel suspects that someone attempted to sabotage him. He immediately suspects his close friend Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Breathless), who is indeed working as an informant for the police. However, not all is as it seems. Do not assume at any point that everything has been revealed. In this world, odds are pretty high that you're standing on a rug that is about to pulled out from under you.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:49:08 | 7.62 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais, Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly
Country: France, Italy

Extras:
• Selected-scene audio commentary by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris (31:04)
• Video interviews with directors Volker Schlondorff (13:18) and Bertrand Tavernier (15:30), who served as assistant director and publicity agent, respectively, on the film
• Archival interviews with Melville and actors Jean-Paul Belmondo and Serge Reggiani (4:26, 7:10, 3:15)
• Original theatrical trailer (2:17)

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