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Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.

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Michel has stolen from his employer, Mr Bellanger, for the love of Juliette. He is now in jail. One night, while sleeping in his cell, he wakes up all of a sudden, the gates open and he ... See full summary »

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The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.

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Les tricheurs (1958)
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Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.

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Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Gilles Kohler, Roland Lesaffre, Debra Berger
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Jenny Gauthier
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Lucien Dancret
Lisette Lanvin ...
Danielle Bricart
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Benoit
Roland Toutain ...
Xavier
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Florence
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Le Dromadaire
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L'Albinos
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Madame Vrack
René Génin ...
Le Pêcheur du bistrot
Roger Blin ...
Le Malade solitaire
Génia Vaury ...
La Jeune femme au chien
Raymond Segard ...
Le Fiancé londonien
Marcel Mouloudji ...
Le Chanteur des rues
Joseph Kosma ...
Joueur d'harmonium
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2 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Jenny" inaugurates the famous series of movies which made Marcel Carné one of the most brilliant directors of the era.From 1936 to 1946,with scenarist Jacques Prévert (and once with Henri Jeanson)he created what the critics called the "réalisme poétique".One should note that Carné himself used to hate this label.But who cares when you deal with such works as "quai des brumes" "le jour se lève " and "les enfants du paradis" ,to name but three?

Jenny (Françoise Rosay) is a madam,and when her daughter comes back from England,she does not want her to find out what her job is really like.The plot is rather melodramatic and a bit cheesy,but the cast,including Jean-Louis Barrault,Charles Vanel and Robert Le Vigan is first-rate .A dirty world ,which is compared to the silt at the bottom of muddy waters.And as Jenny's final line says :"when you're at the bottom,you've got to stay at the bottom".


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