Gates of Paris (1958)

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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Henri Vidal
as Pierre Barbier
Georges Brassens
as L'Artiste
Dany Carrel
as Maria
Alain Bouvette
as Paulo's Pal
Bugette
as Police Sergeant
Gerard Buhr
as Inspector
Jacques Marin
as Inspector
Annette Poivre
as Nénette
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
Sylvain
as Agent
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Rene Clair's character-driven, well acted drama was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Full Review… | June 25, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

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