'Des gens sans importance' (= French for 'about unimportant people') is your classical 1950s-film. Shot in black and white, with a well-structured plot and good acting.
Set in a trucker's environment, this film is easily carried by the legendary Jean Gabin. Female lead Francoise Arnoul plays a role that suits her well: that of a single woman disrupting a man's marriage.
'Naturalistic' should be the label here. 'Naturalism' is an art-style developed by the great 19th-century French writer Emile Zola. 'Naturalism' wants to be as realistic as possible, emphasizing on telling everything - in particular the ugly things from life. Having a pessimistic bottom line, 'Naturalism' learns us that human happiness is fragile, and inevitably will pass by.
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