Bold and attractive, Mike Alexander is an American who smuggles drugs across the Spanish Mediterranean. Ingrid Dekker is in love with him while the double-crossing Emily Birk tries to ... See full summary »
José Antonio Nieves Conde
In the suburbs of Paris, an old maid has just been murdered. Every body talks about that, except the misanthrope Mr Hire. The same evening, Alice, just getting out of jail, arrives and ... See full summary »
The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.
Willy Ferriere is dead broke and his mistress costs a lot. One day, he says in a pub that he would give 100,000 francs to get rid of his wealthy aunt. Someone lets him know it's a deal. The... See full summary »
François' mother, Mme Lepic, hates him and she nicknames him "Poil de Carotte" (Carrot hair). His father is more interested in politics and hunting that he is in him. In spite of the ... See full summary »
In French,like in English ,"divine" has two meanings : 1)heavenly and 2) excellent.
One expects the second meaning to depict Duvivier's work ;but it does not.It's a follow up to "La Merveilleuse Histoire De Thérèse Martin" which makes sense .Both works are Christian movies,the first one,a hagiography ,the second one ,a movie of adventures which verges on supernatural,a providential supernatural in which God himself intervenes and "shows the way" across the "way of gold" .And however ,Duvivier had already lost his faith when he directed these pious movies ;and however when he entered the talkies world ,two years later ,there was no divine inspiration anymore (with the exception of "La Charrette Fantome" ;"Golgotha" was more a depiction of human bestiality -the people eagerly watching the flagellation -).
First scenes of Duvivier's depiction of the gal of human unkindness appear with the character of the wealthy man who sends his crew sailing on an old tub ;the eager faces of the men (in close shot) realizing there's money to be made with the alcohol they transport.
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