Second Breath

Second Breath

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Melville

Produced by Les Productions Montaigne

Release in France : 01/11/1966

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Les Productions Montaigne

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SN Prodis

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Editions René Château

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Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the country with Manouche, Gu needs a final job to get some money. But that's not so simple when you have Inspector Blot tracking you, and have to deal with the consequences of the shooting in Paris...

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Full credits (16)

Adapter/dialogue writer :

José Giovanni

Producers :

André Labay, Charles Lumbroso

Director of Photography :

Marcel Combes

Assistant Operators :

Jean-Claude Boussard, Jacques Nibert

Production Manager :

Alain Queffelean

Assistant editors :

Ziva Postec, Catherine Moulin

Production Designer :

Jean-Jacques Fabre

Still Photographer :

Vincent Rossell

Author of original work :

José Giovanni

Screenwriters :

Jean-Pierre Melville, José Giovanni, Suzanne Durrenberger

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Gallois

Camera Operator :

Jean Charvein

Editors :

Monique Bonnot, Michèle Boehm

Music Composer :

Bernard Gérard

Sound Mixer :

Alex Pront

Location Manager :

Robert Porte

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Feature film

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Film noir

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

2 h 30 min

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