Film Noir

Film Noir

Suspenseful, moody films from around the world.

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  • Scarlet Street

    Directed by Fritz Lang | 102 mins | 1945
    Fritz Lang’s heart-wrenching story of a guy with a painting habit (Edward G. Robinson), who has a square day job and a terrible mistake: loving a bad girl, a blonde schemer with a despicable boyfriend in tow. A seamy, gut-twisting noir, and one of the most...

  • Story of A Love Affair

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni | 98 mins | 1950
    The curious kinship between American noir and Italian Neorealism is abundantly evident in Antonioni’s feature debut, inspired by James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice. The film’s lovers, Massimo Girotti and Lucia Bosè, are also co-consp...

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Directed by Bi Gan | 140 mins | 2019
    Beginning as a kind of atmospheric, neon-drenched film noir fever dream, Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night follows Huang Jue as he returns to his hometown of Kaili for his father’s funeral, then sets off on the trail of an old flame (Tang Wei), traveling...

  • Wife of A Spy

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 115 mins | 2020
    Kurosawa’s deftly constructed domestic WWII-set drama, co-written with Drive My Car director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, makes compelling cinema out of the complicated clash between moral, personal, and national responsibilities which arise when a woman begin...

  • The Stranger

    Directed by Orson Welles | 95 mins | 1946
    Welles’s third completed feature gets only a fraction of the attention of the pictures that preceded it, but this baroque thriller about a war crimes investigator (Edward G. Robinson) looking for a Nazi fugitive in small-town Connecticut has brio to spare...

  • The Strange Mister Victor

    Directed by Jean Grémillon | 103 mins | 1938
    Setting its scene in the rowdy, wide-open port city of Toulon, Grémillon’s unjustly little-known drama stars Provencal actor Raimu as a well-respected shopkeeper who, unbeknownst to his neighbors, is running a front for a ruthless criminal gang.

  • The Bloody Brood

    Directed by Julian Roffman | 80 mins | 1959
    A pioneering work of Canuxploitation, Roffman’s feature debut stars Jack Betts as a straight-and-narrow cat who, investigating his brother’s death from eating a hamburger seasoned with ground glass, descends to a seedy underworld of beatnik baddies, a d...