Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »
Robert De Niro,
Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.
Michel has stolen from his employer, Mr Bellanger, for the love of Juliette. He is now in jail. One night, while sleeping in his cell, he wakes up all of a sudden, the gates open and he ... See full summary »
I've just seen this film and can find only one user comment which is negative in the extreme. Working with writer Jacques Prevert in the 30s Carne invented the concept of poetic realism when Tennessee Williams, who went on to exploit it, was still learning that it's i before e except after c. Prevert-Carne titles like Quai des brumes, Le jour se leve, les visiteurs du soir, les enfants du paradis are timeless.Their partnership ended when their first post-war effort, Les Portes de la nuit, bombed at the box office. Tho familiar with the Prevert-Carne films Carne's post-Prevert titles are elusive which is why I was glad of the chance to see trois chambres. Tho it misses the Prevert touch - as does Hotel du Nord for which Prevert was not available - it is still a worthwhile effort. Annie Girardot
still going strong 40 years later, I saw her on the Paris stage last
year in the one-woman 'Madame Marguerite' for which she picked up the Moliere as Best Actress - is always worth watching and Carne still manages to create a mood light years away from anything being produced today. For cavillers the use of the very French soup-bowl size coffee cups is incongruous in Manhattan but otherwise a very creditable effort.
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