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Courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

1972, in French with English subtitles


98 minutes



Released in the United States as Dirty Money, the final film by Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–1973) features Alain Delon as a burned-out police detective, Richard Crenna as a nightclub owner and bank robber, and Catherine Deneuve as the icy woman they both love. The film showcases two trademark heists: a near-wordless bank job on a deserted, seaside street; and a nerve-racking, 20-minute drug snatch done via helicopter-to-train transfer—and back again.