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People of No Importance (1956)
"Des gens sans importance" (original title)

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Some People without Importance: Clothilde is a waitress at a wayside cafe, gas station and lodge, enduring boredom in the middle of nowhere by a truck route... See full synopsis »

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Jean Viard
Françoise Arnoul ...
Clotilde Brachet
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Pierrot Berty
Yvette Etiévant ...
Solange Viard
Dany Carrel ...
Jacqueline Viard
Nane Germon ...
Mme Cussac
André Dalibert ...
Un routier
Pierre Fromont ...
Brégier - un routier
Alain Bouvette ...
Le routier assoupi
Edmond Ardisson ...
Le routier giflé (as Ardisson)
Nina Myral ...
Une employée chez Barchandeau
Max Mégy ...
Philippe
Gérard Darrieu ...
Le routier au lapin
Monique Delcour
Marcelle Arnold ...
La concierge (as Mireille Arnold)
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Some People without Importance: Clothilde is a waitress at a wayside cafe, gas station and lodge, enduring boredom in the middle of nowhere by a truck route... See full synopsis »

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another great Jean Gabin-film
13 May 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'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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