HAIL, MAFIA!
JE VOUS SALUE, MAFIA!
1965, 90 min, France/Italy, Dir: Raoul Lévy

In the mid-1960s, veteran French producer Raoul Lévy hit the ground running as a director with a trio of star-studded adventures, including this criminally overlooked mob thriller with Henry Silva, Jack Klugman and Eddie Constantine. Silva and Klugman play unlikely NYC hitmen sent to Europe to hunt down international businessman Rudy Hamburg (Constantine), who is suspected to be a mafia informant. Shot by legendary French New Wave cinematographer Raoul Coutard, HAIL, MAFIA is a stunning road movie across the French countryside, as philosophical as it is suspenseful.


MADE IN U.S.A.
1966, Rialto Pictures, 85 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Paula Nelson (Anna Karina, in her final Godard film) arrives in Atlantic-Cité from Paris to find out that her former lover and colleague has died. As she investigates, bodies start dropping amid encounters with a gangster and the waters just keep getting muddier. Keep your eyes peeled for a brief but memorable appearance by singer Marianne Faithfull.


ALPHAVILLE
ALPHAVILLE, UNE ETRANGE AVENTURE DE LEMMY CAUTION
1965, Rialto Pictures, 99 min, France/Italy, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is on a mission to eliminate Professor Von Braun, the creator of a malevolent computer that rules the city of Alphaville. Befriended by the scientist's beautiful daughter, Natasha (Anna Karina), Lemmy must unravel the mysteries of the strictly logical Alpha 60 and teach Natasha the meaning of the word “love.” Akim Tamiroff costars in this noir-ish sci-fi favorite, which won the Golden Bear at the 1965 Berlin Film Festival.


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