Year: 1962

Original Title: Le Doulos

Country: France

Length: 108 minutes

Budget: €80,000

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Studios: Studio Canal

Distributor: Park Circus

Suitable for 12 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 11 2017

United States: March 02 1964


Ranking: 3,611 out of 12,816 movies (up 3835)


6.6 by 4 media


Maurice, a burglar, is released from prison - but, almost immediately, he commits a violent act of vengeance for a past wrong. From then on he descends into a criminal world of moral ambiguity, rife with suspicion and distrust, as he hunts for the betrayer that first put him behind bars. Planning a new robbery with Silien, a thief who may or may not be a police informant, Maurice learns that nothing is as it seems in this opaque account of the backstabbing criminal fraternity. 'Le Doulos' returns to cinemas across the UK on 11 August. Jean-Pierre Melville's Gallic noir is newly restored in 4K and released as part of a season of films marking 100 years since the director's birth. It was a co-production between France and Italy.


Cast Le Doulos

Serge Reggiani

Maurice Faugel

Jean Desailly

Commissioner Clain

René Lefèvre

Gilbert Varnove



Trivia Le Doulos

Favorite storyline of Quentin Tarantino. Martin Scorsese's favorite gangster movie. "It's like Jean-Pierre Melville's movies 'Bob The Gambler' and 'Le Doulos' " Quentin Tarantino says.