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French Crime Films

Each episode of The Next Reel Film Podcast is a part of a series or collection of films brought together by time, idea, or contributor. Looking to build a great watchlist? You can’t go wrong with starting on a Next Reel Series.

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Le Samouraï

How influential has this film been over the years? Where does this film fit into the French crime films? Does anyone wear a trenchcoat and fedora like Alain Delon? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Rififi

How did Jules Dassin use this film to help break the blacklist? Are the criminal protagonists here easy to like? How do they so effectively amp up the tension in the robbery? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Le Trou

How does a docu-style approach work in telling this prison break story? What do the sound, editing and camerawork do to amplify the tension? How well do our new actors do in creating these characters? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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