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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 otherwise easygoing Juju into drastic action. Functioning as a Greek chorus throughout the proceedings is well-known balladeer George Brassens.


Henri Vidal
as Pierre Barbier
as Paulo
Alain Bouvette
as Paulo's Pal
as Police Sergeant
Jacques Marin
as Inspector
Gerard Buhr
as Inspector
Teddy Bilis
as Secretary at the Office of the Commissioner
Alice Tissot
as Concierge
Gabrielle Fontan
as Madame Sabatier
Paul Faivre
as Radio Retailer
Georges Bever
as Pharmacist
as Agent
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Rene Clair's character-driven, well acted drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

June 25, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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