Last week, the guys saw Jean-Pierre Melville tells a tale of immorality, heists and betrayal. This week, it’s a a story about faith, comfort and God. A woman goes into a church ready to display her frustration by mocking a priest for his hypocrisy. Instead what begins is a series of conversations and debates with the titular Leon Morin, Priest about what it means to be Catholic and to have faith in an impossible time. The guys discuss how Melville makes these moments cinematically gripping and how rare it is to see a positive look at the church in cinema.
Jean-Pierre Melville’s Five
1) Bob le Flambeur
2) Leon Morin, Priest
3) Le Samourai
4) Army of Shadows
5) Le Cercle Rogue
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Join us next Friday for their review of Le Samourai.
Artwork by Ray Martindale
Theme Song by Adam Lord