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Air of Paris (1954)

L'air de Paris (original title)

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Roland Lesaffre ...
Marie Daëms ...
Maria Pia Casilio ...
Maria Pozzi
Ave Ninchi ...
Mme. Pozzi
Simone Paris ...
Chantal
Marcelle Praince ...
Vieille dame
Mathilde Casadesus ...
Voyageuse (as Mathilde Casadessus)
Maurice Sarfati ...
Jojo
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Hospital worker
Séraphin Ferrer ...
Boxer (as Sébastien Ferrer)
Legendre ...
Boxer
Streicher ...
Boxer
Roger Michelot ...
Coach
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In the Italian post-synchronized version, the actors are dubbed by: Emilio Cigoli (Jean Gabin), Lidia Simoneschi (Arletty), Stefano Sibaldi (Roland Lessaffre) and Vinicio Sofia (Folco Lulli). Maria Pia Casilio who was still on location in France filming The Adultress (1953) was not able to get back to Rome in time for the post synchronization so it was Rosetta Calavetta who lent her voice for the role of the shy Maria Pozzi. Only Ave Ninchi ended up dubbing herself. See more »

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A curiosity, well worth seeing
13 August 2002 | by (Richmond) – See all my reviews

This was the last movie that Jean Gabin and Arletty made together for Carné, the absence of Jacques Prévert as screenwriter (as he was on Le Jour Se lève) shows, the plot is rather confused and indecisive. Nevertheless, the photography on location in 1950s Paris is beautiful, many shots look like Brassai photographs, and the climactic scene in the seedy local boxing-ring has some of the same atmosphere as the great scenes in the popular theatre in Carné's masterpiece, "Les Enfants du Paradis". Arletty, by then over 50, is experimenting with playing a less glamorous, rather frumpy part, but she is still fascinating to watch. The thrill is in the ambiguous relationship between Gabin, as the ageing boxing coach, and his blond, sometimes hysterical protégé. There is an extraordinary scene in which he goes to get him back, when the boy has run away and is living in a run-down Algerian hostel. It isn't a great film, on the level of Hotel du nord or Les Portes de La Nuit, but it is well worth seeing for anyone curious about the French cinema in the period between the Occupation and the beginning of the Nouvelle Vague. It is available on video in France.


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