France, 1949
Director: Jacques Becker
Producer: René Gaston Vuattoux
Cast: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel
Screenwriter: Jacques Becker, Maurice Griffe
Cinematography: Claude Renoir
Music: Jean Wiener
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 99 minutes

Lucien loves Nicole, Roger loves Thérèse, and Pierrot loves a laugh, but conflicting relationships and ambitions threaten to derail this group of jazz-crazy young Parisians as they try to build their lives following the catastrophe of World War II.

Awards and Nominations:
Prix Louis Delluc (1949)
Best Film, Critics Award (French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1949)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Jacques Becker was one of the best French directors to emerge after the Occupation."
— Dave Kehr

"A romantic and a realist, a comedian and a dramatist, Becker (who died in 1960) ranged widely through French society and its myths to create a body of work that was both panoramic and piercingly intimate."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker 

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