After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary ». Coming to, Delmas staggers out and throws the unsold films down a grating. Together they visit women the diplomat knew: an actress in a play, a jazz singer in a recording studio, a stripper in a burlesque show, a prostitute in an expensive brothel. The rudimentary plot is mostly an excuse for Melville to feast on his favorite scenes and images: shiny cars driving through nocturnal city streets, neon signs and all-night bars, sultry women and smoky jazz music. Therese is a nun-in-training who returns to "civilian" life to care for her young sister Denise. FAQ Shot partly on location in New York, and also in a Paris studio, with many of the supporting players having had to learn their parts phonetically (Monique Hennessy is particularly clumsy with her lines), this is a noir that shows its low budget and lack of inspiration in places. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A documentary with almost no words following the production of Citroen cars at a plant in Northern France and their later sales. Meanwhile I was looking for a scrap of litter on the street, a straphanger on the subway whose hat and soul have been battered by a tough day.... nothing. When a French diplomat disappears and reporter Jean-Paul Melville in his first credited screen role -- his audition must have impressed the director -- is set on his trail, he doesn't realize he himself is being followed. This film is actually quite bad. Recommended for fans of Melville and stylish noir films. | The stops are Broadway performers, recording studios, burlesque dancers, brothels, iconic places such as Time Square, the UN building, Rockefeller Center, etc. To help, he gets the help of a super-sleazy photographer, Pierre, and the pair bounce about New York following leads. User Ratings Two Men in Manhattan (French: Deux hommes dans Manhattan) is a 1959 French film-noir directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. They think this well respected man might have a mistress--and several photos of him with ladies might help them locate the guy. See the TV shows set to premiere in the rest of 2020, including "Utopia" and Season 2 of "The Mandalorian. A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he. But a lot of American style is derived from misreadings of French misreadings of American style - have you seen Jarmusch's The Limits of Control? Metacritic Reviews. This is a road movie. Two Men in Manhattan (1959) Menu. We get a five minute speech from the two reporters's boss about how great Fevre-Berthier was, it's a dull scene.If you are looking for a noir with verve and great music, why not try Ascenseur pour l'echafaud, with REAL actors and Miles Davis's great score. Calling the Lead Character Ishmael Would Have Been Too On-the-Nose, Atmospheric road movie through a Big Apple, Un Talkie - Walkie dans un Grand Standing. As actor, the constant smirk on his character's face is surely that of Melville himself, playing out his personal fantasy as a film noir character in his favourite city.