Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)2012
Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes) (2012)
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as The Chauffeur
as The Doctor
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as The Client
as The Hotel Boy
Critic Reviews for Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)
Because it is so uncompromising, so pure, "Port of Shadow's" particularly French brand of romantic fatalism still knocks us out decades after the fact.
From Gabin's fatigued magnetism to cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan's woodcut-worthy attention to texture, this is movie melancholia of the very highest order.
As a film that neither attempts more than it can do nor is satisfied with the trivial, Port of Shadows is a pleasure.
Essentially, this is film noir, so there's crime and romance, but both are submerged beneath a resolutely ground-level exploration of lives in crisis -- a mood bolstered by shots of the down-and-dirty French port groaning into action.
It's a thorough-going study in blacks and grays, without a free laugh in it; but it is also a remarkably beautiful motion picture from the purely pictorial standpoint and a strangely haunting drama.
Audience Reviews for Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes)
Love is the only hope for people who, paradoxically seek freedom in their already predestined lives. An elegy with haunting, dreamlike atmosphere.
an excellent thriller/mystery from marcel carne about a wandering soldier running from his past, but is unable to run from himself. the film has great performances, especially from gabin, and has a perfect running time to tell a simple story but keep the intrigue.
The key word here seems to be "atmospheric". This is a film that permeates your space. Jean Gabin (àlaThe Grand Illusion) is tailor-made for characters with tortured souls and hidden secrets. Wonderfully effective French noir.
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