SUNDAY MATINÉE, NOVEMBER 14 VAMPIRIC "HEROES"
THE SILENCE OF THE SEA / LE SILENCE DE LA MER 1:30
Melville's first, based on Vercors' surreal account of a "strange Occupation" by a Nazi officer, augmented by Howard Vernon's vampire-like presence. A noir love story like no other.
(1949) 86 min. Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville from the 1942 novel by Jean Bruller using the pseudonym "Vercors". Photography by Henri Decaë. Music by Edgar Bischoff. With Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaroe, Georges PatriX. Denis Sadier.
SUNDAY MATINÉE, NOVEMBER 14
THE SECRET KILLER / LE VAMPIRE DE DÜSSELDORF 3:15
Hossein transforms himself into gnomic serial killer Peter Kurten in his spectral, spooky reimagining of Fritz Lang's M, and bringing the impetus for the "noir impulse" full circle in the process. The last of his three collaborations with "sixties wild child" Marie-France Pisier.
Dir. Robert Hossein (1965, 89min.) Dialogue by André Tabet & Georges Tabet. Screenplay by André Tabet, Georges Tabet & Robert Hossein from a story by Claude Desailly & Robert Hossein. Photographed by Alain Levent. Music by André Hossein. With Robert Hossein, Marie-France Pisier, Roger Dutoit, Danik Patisson, Michel Daquin.