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Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

Les visiteurs du soir (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 29 August 1947 (USA)
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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Dominique - un ménestrel
Marie Déa ...
Anne Hugue - 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 ...
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Jean d'Yd ...
Le baladin
Roger Blin ...
Le montreur de monstres
Gabriel Gabrio ...
Le bourreau
Marcel Herrand ...
Le baron Renaud - le fiancé d'Anne
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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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Arletty, Marcel Carne, Jacques Prevert, who gave us "Children of Paradise" Do It Again!

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Carné and Prévert at their best
5 September 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Simply the most beautiful and moving movie that stemmed from the "réalisme poétique" movement. A truly atemporal story, despite the resistance allusions which can live long after the end of WWII.

What makes me really love this movie is the contrast between the very dated conventions of acting, the seemingly slow pace that was the rule at a time the video clips were still waiting in an unforeseeable future and the perfect consistency of the characters and psychology. The emotion is still intact no matter how much the way actors and directors are supposed to convey it has changed over decades.

What a bunch of great actors! True professionals working seamlessly together to serve a masterly written script. I really advise non-french speaking people to watch it in original version with subtitles, to enjoy the music of Prevert's poetic lines.

This movie is a real gem.


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