Un Flic ★★★½

The work of professionals
Reaching doldrum.
The heavy rain and wind
Fly onto baggy eyes.
"Skeptical of skepticism."

Not meant to be a final film, but the heaviness of this work must be contended with as such, where the movement and gestures have little pleasure left. Opens with a bank in a location Antonioni would be proud of, and flows between cops and criminals while always emphasizing the tiredness in everyone's eyes. Hard not to feel somewhat frustrated by the toy train; at least Melville could have cut around it a little more. And you know the American fetishizing Melville was born to use that title.