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Interesting movement holds through the entirety. Life in the native quarter, with its squalor and intrigues, is particularly well presented and photographed.
Film noir as we know (and love) it is just around the corner from here.
The French original has it all over on the Hollywood version in the way it conveys atmosphere.
Pepe le Moko, made in 1937, begins with that tinny, swooning French soundtrack music that conjures up European movies before the war, but it isn't until a few minutes later that you realize you're in for something special.
A timeless romantic thriller that steeps us in one of those great artificial movie worlds that become more overpowering than reality itself.
Mr. Gabin was no stranger to playing doomed men on film, and his Pépé is the grandest of the damned.
Gabin is marvelous as the confident yet restless Pépé, a cultured man equal parts elegance and edgy brutality at home in this urban jungle but restless to escape.
It's about Paris--though not a single scene is either set or shot there.
Director Julien Duvivier took the conventional mix of love and bullets and made it into dark poetry.
Captures the vibrancy of colonial Northern Africa with intimate sensual detail
am most amazed at how well it has survived the test of time.
the film that made consummate French actor Jean Gabin a star
Famous French jewel thief Pepe is hiding out in the Casbah in North Africa where he has become the boss of everything ... except his own life, because if he tries to leave the multi-diversity enclave of crooked streets and rooftops the police'll see he does 20 years at the very least. After 2 years the poor guy is going crazy thinking that it'd be better to be nobody back home in the City of Lights than to be king in the African stronghold. With the usual suspects as henchmen, and beauties as alluring bait, this old black and whiter is chock full of nuance, subtlety, and romance. Very entertaining.
Okay foreign movie, but I should really watch it again before I write more about it.
atmospheric and cynical proto-noir with an iconic performance by jean gabin as the tragic antihero trapped by his illusions. just a few years later, hollywood would remake this almost shot for shot as algiers with charles boyer, changing only the ending. fools. btw this was released in 1936, not 1941 as flixster would have us believe
Jean Gabin rules. Almost everyone else in this movie is a "type" while Gabin feels like a human being. I'm sure that's largely by design but it is also a testament to Gabin's unique talent as a screen actor.
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