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France, 1939
Director: Marcel Carné
Cast: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Jules Berry, Jacqueline Laurent
Screenwriter: Jacques Viot
Cinematography: Curt Courant
Music: Maurice Jaubert
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 93 minutes

Synopsis:
A factory worker (Jean Gabin) reflects on the circumstances of love, rivalry, and betrayal that have led to his dire standoff in a police dragnet. This new restoration will be the first time audiences can see the complete version, including censored footage removed by the Vichy government during the World War 2 occupation of France.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"The quintessence of French 'poetic realism!' Gabin, Berry and Arletty are about as good as anything ever shown on screen."
— Andrew Sarris

"I saw it seventeen times in one month...and four times in one day, each time leaving the cinema dazzled and engulfed by an inexplicable sense of pain and pleasure."
— Claude Sautet

"Sensuous, atmospheric filmmaking...
You feel that you're breathing the air that Gabin breathes."
— Pauline Kael

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