Writer/director Jean-Pierre Melville ("Le Samouraï") also stars in the central role of this atmospheric film noir, playing a journalist investigating the disappearance of a prominent French diplomat. Traveling through the seedier sections of New York City in search of clues, Melville and a morally compromised photographer pursue rumors of the man's romantic dalliances as suspicions of foul play mount. Christiane Eudes, Pierre Grasset co-star. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French PCM mono; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.