Le Samouraï is a 1967 neo-noir crime film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
A professional hitman is caught when the witnesses claim to have seen him killing a nightclub owner. He tries to give a number of alibis to save himself but is unsuccessful.
The film stars Alain Delon, Francois Perier, Nathalie Delon and Cathy Rosier with Le Samourai being Melville's first colour film. The film was released on October 25, 1967. Upon release, the film received highly positive reviews with praise toward Melville's screenwriting and direction, Delon's performance and atmosphere.