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Porte des Lilas (Gate of Lilacs) (Gates of Paris)

Porte des Lilas (Gate of Lilacs) (Gates of Paris) (1958)

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Port de Lilias was Rene Clair's first film since 1955, and his last until 1960. It is more serious than most of Clair's efforts, ending with a death that is all the more surprising in that the director never quite prepares us for it. Pierre Brasseur plays Juju, a likeable ne'er-do-well who suddenly finds himself the "guardian" of a murderer named Barbier (Henri Vidal). When his identity is discovered by the heroine Maria (Dany Carel), Barbier wins and betrays the girl. This galvanizes the

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Rene Clair's character-driven, well acted drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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