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Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows)

Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows)
  • 1938
  • France
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marcel Carné
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 4 May 2012

In pre-WWII Le Havre, army deserter Jean (Gabin) tries to protect beautiful Nelly (Morgan) from a gang of small-time hoods. The great collaboration between director Carné and poet/screenwriter Prévert begins here; it's dark, bitter, fatalistic and wonderful, and has been given a meticulous and well-deserved digital restoration.

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Le Quai des Brumes

4 May 20124 stars

Marcel Carné’s 1938 romantic crime drama gets a well deserved restoration

One of the definitive examples of the ‘poetic realism’ style of French cinema of the pre-war and wartime years, Marcel Carné’s 1938 romantic crime drama has been treated to a well-deserved state-of-the-art restoration. Thanks to the digital dust-off…

Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows)

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