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Four Bags Full (1956)

La traversée de Paris (original title)
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 »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grandgil
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Marcel Martin
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Jambier, l'épicier
Jeannette Batti ...
Mariette Martin
Georgette Anys ...
Lucienne Couronne, la patronne du cafe Belotte
Robert Arnoux ...
Marchandot
Laurence Badie ...
La serveuse du restaurant
Myno Burney ...
Angèle Marchandot
Germaine Delbat ...
Une cliente du restaurant
Monette Dinay ...
Madame Jambier
Jean Dunot ...
Alfred Couronne, le patron du cafe Belotte
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Un agent de police (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Jacques Marin ...
Le patron du restaurant Saint Martin
Hubert de Lapparent ...
L'otage nerveux
Hans Verner ...
Le motard (as Jean Verner)
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Storyline

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 characters and adventures until they are arrested by German police. Written by <chadourne@univ-lille3.fr>

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Comedy

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Release Date:

26 October 1956 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Pig Across Paris  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,997 (USA) (24 May 2013)

Gross:

$17,824 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Award : Victoire du Cinéma français 1957 See more »

Goofs

Crew is seen in the mirror when Grandgil pass the door of Martin's home. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Une époque formidable... (1991) See more »

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La Marseillaise
Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Best example of a perfect film:Black and White films are magical.
25 July 2007 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Claude Autant Lara was an important film maker of what is known as "old style French cinema". After "Douce", it is one of his most famous films. 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 lived happily. This is an indication of optimism in this film.


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