Two men, a painter and a poor guy have to cross over Paris by night during world war II and nazi occupation to delivery black market meat. As they walk along dark parisian streets they ... See full summary »
Two men, a painter and a poor guy have to cross over Paris by night during world war II and nazi occupation to delivery black market meat. As they walk along dark parisian streets they encounter various characters and adventures until they are arrested by German police. Written by
Best example of a perfect film : Black and White films are magical
Claude Autant Lara was an important film maker of what is known as "old style French cinema".After "Douce",this is one of his most famous film. This film is a good portrayal of all the qualities good or bad with which a French person would like to associate.No aspect of human behavior is left untouched. There is greed,seduction,fear, optimism etc.Much of the film's brilliance is due to its simple style.There is not much of dramatization and what viewers see is a display of pure acting.The two major roles are played by Jean Gabin and Bourvil.As the film is set in Paris, viewers get an unbiased visual depiction of one of the most beautiful cities.If there are people who might not like it,it must be Nouvelle vague people.As they were experimenting with their own cinema, they decided to ignore what they called "cinema of quality".The best thing which has been portrayed in this film is that after the end of the war people live happily. This is an indication of optimism in this film.
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