Classe Tous Risques

103 minutes 1960

Released in 1960, as the French New Wave was getting started, this terse and fatalistic (if conventional) noir about a gangster on the run from Milan to Nice to Paris was hastily swept aside, though Jean-Pierre Melville defended it passionately and wound up appropriating its star (Lino Ventura), actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (costarring here immediately after Breathless), source novelist (Jose Giovanni), and some of its male-bonding manner in various projects. The aesthetically conservative director, Claude Sautet, went on to make chamber pieces like Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995); among the other notable contributors are composer Georges Delerue, cinematographer Ghislain Cloquet, and actors Sandra Milo, Marcel Dalio, and Betty Schneider. In French with subtitles.

35mm. Screens as part of Noir City: Chicago 9; for a full schedule visit Sat 8/26, 7 PM.

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The next date Classe Tous Risques is playing is Saturday, August 26 .

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