film noir

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French film noir ‎(literally black film)

Noun[edit]

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film noir ‎(plural film noirs or films noirs)

  1. A film characterized by low-key lighting, a bleak urban setting, and corrupt, cynical or desperate characters.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

film noir m ‎(plural films noirs)

  1. film noir