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Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
"Les visiteurs du soir" (original title)

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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dominique
Marie Déa ...
Anne - la fille du baron qui se fiance avec Renaud
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Le baron Hugues - le châtelain, père d'Anne
Alain Cuny ...
Gilles - un ménestrel
Pierre Labry ...
Le seigneur
Jean d'Yd ...
Le baladin
Roger Blin ...
Le montreur de monstres
Gabriel Gabrio ...
Le bourreau
Marcel Herrand ...
Le baron Renaud - le fiancé d'Anne
Jules Berry ...
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both Hugues and Ann's fiance. Gilles and Dominique are not really in love : they are sent by the Devil to desperate people. But Ann is so pure that Gilles is caught to his own trap... How will they fight against the Devil ? Written by Yepok

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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29 August 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Once upon a time..
9 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's the only Carné-Prévert movie that takes place in another era,the Middle Ages.During the German occupation,it was an alibi:the Devil was meant to represent Hitler and the two lovers the Resistance.But for the people at the time,their hints at French plight were so disguised -or else,it would have been banned by the censorship-,they only saw the escapist movie which they did need.Over the years,the movie has lost some of its charms:after a brilliant introduction,the pace remains too slow and it's hard to believe that Alain Cuny and Marie Déa are eaten with desire.As always in Carné's movies,it's the supporting cast that walks out with the honors:Arletty is as splendid as ever in her androgynous beauty,and Jules Berry is ideally cast as the Devil.Though it remains inferior to "le jour se lève" and "les enfants du paradis" ,"les visiteurs du soir" is a curiosity for French movies buffs.People who like it should see "l'éternel retour",a collaboration between Jean Delannoy and Jean Cocteau.

NB :"Children of paradise " also takes place in another era ,the nineteenth century;sorry.


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