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The Rules of Film Noir (2009)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, History

Documentary that shows the characteristic traits of film noir and their historical context.
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Aug 22, 2009 (United Kingdom)

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Matthew Sweet
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Sheri Chinen Biesen
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Mary Astor
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7.3 / 10 | 123 votes