Le Samouraï

Le Samouraï ★★★★½

A stylish film that exemplifies some of what is great about cinema. Melville is restrained and tells a story that is almost completely visual with a cool score . There isn't any dialogue at all for the first part of the film, but by that time we've established the character and the situation and the film unfolds with one thing after another with a complex plot that cycles through the locations a couple of times. A prime example of restraint and constraints in a character portrait.