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Adapted from the novel by Abbe Antoine-Francois Prevost, Manon is a WW II-era love story about a village girl (Cecile Aubrey) and a fighter (Michel Auclair) traveling to Paris. After staying with the fighter's brother, who forces the girl into prostitution, the couple escape to Israel and attempt a dangerous desert crossing. The French film appears with English subtitles.


Critic Reviews for Manon

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  • As a demonstration of human nature, we're afraid that this film Henri-Georges Clouzot has helped adapt and has directed fails to convey why a man would throw himself at the feet of an obviously no-good dame.

    Mar 20, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Clouzot's craftsmanship and style made an impression at the Venice Festival and it won Best Film in 1949.

    Jun 16, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • A pointed and powerful metaphor for the futility of war and the damage it does to the human spirit -- and one of Clouzot's finest films.

    Mar 20, 2008 | Full Review…
  • A film made during the 'Tradition of Quality' period in France popular after WW II.

    Aug 29, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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