Le Samouraï

Le Samouraï ★★★★

I've known of this film for years but only just realised how little I actually knew what it was about. It's certainly not 'just' about a French Samurai called Jeff!

Delon is magnificent. And it's not just the outfit that makes his character iconic. He's so cool and unflustered. Even though Jef doesn't really seem to be that great at his job.

The supporting cast hold the film up well whenever Delon is off screen (which is far longer than you might think) and the blending of styles and genres seems effortless. There's nothing forced about this film.