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Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

Les visiteurs du soir (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 29 August 1947 (USA)
In medieval France, the Devil intervenes when one of his two envoys, sent to seduce and deceive mortals, falls instead for a victim.

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Marcel Carné
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arletty ... Dominique - un ménestrel
Marie Déa ... Anne Hugue - la fille du baron qui se fiance avec Renaud
Fernand Ledoux ... Le baron Hugues - le châtelain, père d'Anne
Alain Cuny ... Gilles - un ménestrel
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Le seigneur
Jean d'Yd Jean d'Yd ... Le baladin
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... Le montreur de monstres
Gabriel Gabrio ... Le bourreau
Marcel Herrand ... Le baron Renaud - le fiancé d'Anne
Jules Berry ... Le diable
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Storyline

At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both Hugues and Ann's fiance. Gilles and Dominique are not really in love : they are sent by the Devil to desperate people. But Ann is so pure that Gilles is caught to his own trap... How will they fight against the Devil ? Written by Yepok

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Arletty, Marcel Carne, Jacques Prevert, who gave us "Children of Paradise" Do It Again!

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Visiteurs du Soir See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A high class fantasia
7 October 1999 | by JabberwockSee all my reviews

Here is a fine production by Julien Duvivier.

I had the impression to be one of the castle's festivity and the arrival of the "Visiteurs" added a mysterious ingredient that had, at the beginning at least, nothing of the despair that was part of their demoniacal mission.

The enchantment provoked by the satanic couple was a pure wonder. That momentary paralysis of a whole small world between two exciting scenes emphasized Arletty's and Cuny's masterly talent.

Jules Berry's play (the Devil) was so fascinating that it made me longing for a ticket to Hell.

That high class "fantasia" glide far over all those easy big budget "fantastic" productions which flood the film fans since too long.


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