*Un homme est mort (The Outside Man)*. 1972. Italy/France/USA. Directed by Jacques Deray. Courtesy Photofest

Un homme est mort (The Outside Man). 1972. Italy/France/USA. Directed by Jacques Deray. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Deray, Ian McLellan Hunter. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson, Ted de Corsia. 104 min.

Among the best of the French Connection spinoffs, The Outside Man stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as a French contract killer who heads to Los Angeles to bump off a mobster (Ted de Corsia), only to have a Detroit hit man (Roy Scheider) stalk him throughout the unnervingly foreign city. “Jacques Deray's thrillers often go sadly astray, but this one was co-scripted by Jean-Claude Carrière (Buñuel's latter-day collaborator), and wittily fashions a dark variation on Through the Looking-Glass out of the hit man’s bafflement as he becomes the hunted in a country where he doesn’t understand the language (the dialogue is in English, with occasional subtitled French) and where tribal customs seem alarmingly bizarre” (Time Out).

35mm print from Park Circus; courtesy Gaumont

  1. Sunday, June 16,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, June 13,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Jean-Claude Carrière.
This film is part of Member Day.