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The Gates of Paris (1957)
"Porte des Lilas" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  14 January 1958 (USA)
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An old bum becomes infatuated with a pretty young girl who gets entangled with a young gangster.

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Juju
Georges Brassens ...
L'Artiste
Henri Vidal ...
Pierre Barbier
Dany Carrel ...
Maria
Raymond Bussières ...
Alphonse
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Madame Sabatier
Amédée ...
Paulo - un habitué du café
Annette Poivre ...
Nénette
Alain Bouvette ...
Le copain de Paulo
Alice Tissot ...
La concierge
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Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone---anyone---and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju's broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre's escape, and Maria is to join him over her father's protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won't think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Italian censorship visa #25175 delivered on 14 September 1957. See more »

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For Georges Brassens alone this movie is worthwhile
24 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie in my teens, still going to school. Enjoyed it tremendously. For the romance, the atmosphere, but above all for the appearance of Georges Brassens with his songs. And all this happened in this end of nowhere neighborhood Port Des Lilas, of all places. It was then that I started buying French records and mostly Brassens, but also Ferre, Brel etc. That scene where they climb the garden wall, I can still see that happening for my inner eye. This movie gave me a similar impression and experience as movies like Le Notti di Cabiria and La Strada. I suppose my age had something to do with that, but I long to see it again.


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