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Hotel du Nord (1938)

Hôtel du Nord (original title)
A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Eugène Dabit (novel), Henri Jeanson (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabella ... Renée
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Pierre
Louis Jouvet ... Monsieur Edmond
Arletty ... Raymonde
Paulette Dubost ... Ginette
Andrex ... Kenel
André Brunot ... Emile Lecouvreur
Henri Bosc ... Nazarède
Marcel André Marcel André ... Le chirurgien
Bernard Blier ... Prosper
Jacques Louvigny Jacques Louvigny ... Munar (as Louvigny)
Armand Lurville Armand Lurville ... Le commissaire (as Lurville)
Jane Marken ... Louise Lecouvreur (as Jeanne Marken)
Génia Vaury Génia Vaury ... L' infirmière
François Périer ... Adrien
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Storyline

A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre lacks of courage and ran away. Another customer, Monsieur Edmond, a procurer, rescues her. When Renee goes out of the hospital, she is hired as a waitress at the hotel. Monsieur Edmond falls in love with her, but Renee is still thinking of Pierre ... Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 1938 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Raymonde: Atmosphere, atmosphere, est-ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphere?
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Atmosphere,atmosphere...
13 August 2001 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Hotel du Nord " is the only Carné movie from the 1936-1946 era which has dialogs not written by Jacques Prévert,but by Henri Jeanson.Janson was much more interested in the Jouvet/Arletty couple than in the pair of lovers,Annabella/Aumont.The latter is rather bland ,and their story recalls oddly the Edith Piaf's song "les amants d'un jour",except that the chanteuse's tale is a tragic one.What's fascinating today is this popular little world ,the canal Saint-Martin settings.

This movie is dear to the French movies buffs for another very special reason.The pimp Jouvet tells his protégée Raymonde he wants a change of air(atmosphère) Because she does not understand the meaning of the world atmosphère,the whore Raymonde (wonderful Arletty)thinks it's an insult and she delivers this line,that is ,undeniably,the most famous of the whole French cinéma:

In French :"Atmosphère?Atmosphère?Est-ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphère?" Translation attempt:"Atmosphere?atmosphere?Have I got an atmosphere face? This is our French "Nobody's perfect".


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