He is a French taxi driver in Lisbon carrying the scars of a wife's infidelity that ended in tragedy when he found her with his lover upon returning from the war. She is a French woman in ...
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He is a French taxi driver in Lisbon carrying the scars of a wife's infidelity that ended in tragedy when he found her with his lover upon returning from the war. She is a French woman in trouble with the law and she has a police inspector on her tail. They fall passionately in love, but because of his past he is not able to trust that she is not using him to escape the police. She must choose between escaping with him and remaining under a shred of doubt or turn herself in to prove that she indeed loves him.Written by
After cutting over 15% of the film's length, Portuguese censors passed the film in 1955, but conservative critics attacked it even so, for lacking production values and showing too much. Manuel Pina wrote: "The word 'love' should not be used relating to this film. Love is not sensuality. In this film, 'to love' means something else, that morality prevents us to speak about." See more »
I was fortunate to get a DVD copy of this film and was not disappointed. It's one of those film noirs, in this case French, where the protagonist is in a different country that his country of origin and has to not only deal with the intrigues of the femme fatale but in a culture and customs foreign to his own; Think Robert Mitchum in Acapulco in OUT OF THE PAST or Joseph Cotten in Vienna in THE THIRD MAN. And like those films, this one has the beautiful backdrop of Lisbon in the 1950's. I've been to Lisbon and this film show cases it better than any I've seen incorporation the rhythms and the music of the city.
The story has been presented by other reviewers so I'll not touch on it but film draws you into a romance doomed from the start and with a final denouncement as strong as OOTP and TTM. Highly recommended.
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