Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas... See full summary »
Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »
Reported missing in 1940, Jacques Ledru comes back to Strasbourg as Martin Schmidt. He tracks down his wife Genevieve, but she's remarried and has taken the head of his shipping company. She and her husband will do anything to get rid of Jacques and keep his company.
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
'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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