Jean-Pierre Melville

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  • ''At birth man is offered only one choice—the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.''
    Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973), French film director. Prologue to the film Le Deuxième Souffle (1965). Quoted in Colin McArthur, Underworld USA, ch. 13 (1972).
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