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"Le Jour Se Leve" is an exploration of the question of who we love and why and how we love them that is surprisingly fresh and involving.
Marcel Carné's classic work of poetic realism ...
Gorgeously melancholy, and not just because of its tragic love-triangle plot ...
This prototype of film noir, from 1939, is both a grim feast of prewar French acting and a catalogue of French moods on the eve of disaster.
The story is excellently conceived and planned.
Possibly the best of the Carné-Prévert films, certainly their collaboration at its most classically pure.
The power of this film lies largely in the mastery with which it weaves mental conflict and inanimate things into a pattern of total, throbbing animation: the alarm clock becomes a protagonist.
Visually creative thriller-romance anticipates film noir.
Like Marcel Carné's earlier Port of Shadows, Daybreak establishes a versatile visual palette that exerted a significant influence over classical noir.
Serious film fans will appreciate the 4K restoration of this 1939 French melodrama, which has been all but unseen for 75 years.
Exciting, beautiful and tragic, this remains essential cinema, French or otherwise.
The last movie to emerge from the subgenre of poetic realism shares the same dream-like qualities of L'Atalante, La Grande Illusion and La Règle du Jeu.
A somber, suspenseful tale -- mostly told in flashback -- about a good man (Jean Gabin) who is driven to murder. As he barricades himself in his upstairs apartment, avoiding the police and a voyeuristic crowd, the events leading to the killing are recounted. The story involves a choice between two lovers, along with a smooth-talking dog trainer who becomes an obstacle.
The direction and cinematography are wonderful, but some aspects about the climax were unsatisfying for me. And did the police really make no effort to negotiate in those days?
awesome, i saw this a long time ago
one of the great doomed romantic epics of poetic realism, with director marcel carné, his writing partner, the poet jacques prévert, and the fatalistic hero of so many films of the era, jean gabin, all at the height of their powers. wonderful atmosphere
Great film! Jean Gabin puts on a clinic.
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