Le Deuxieme Souffle

N.p. N.p., Circa 1966. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jean-Pierre Melville and Lino Ventura on the set of the 1966 film.

Based on the 1958 French novel by Jose Giovanni.

Director Melville's ninth film, and while this is saying something, probably his bleakest. Ventura plays a mobster who emerges from prison determined to reclaim his old crime empire, only to find that times have changed since he left. Railing against said changes, he sends himself and his family on a downward spiral that pits nearly everyone on both sides of the law against him.

9 x 6.5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 448. Grant France.

[Book #150835]