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Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in his town. Things get worse when the man gets fired and his family find out. And there's more complications to follow for both of them...Written by
'Des gens sans importance' (= French for 'about unimportant people') is your classical 1950s-film. Shot in black and white, with a well-structured plot and good acting.
Set in a trucker's environment, this film is easily carried by the legendary Jean Gabin. Female lead Francoise Arnoul plays a role that suits her well: that of a single woman disrupting a man's marriage.
'Naturalistic' should be the label here. 'Naturalism' is an art-style developed by the great 19th-century French writer Emile Zola. 'Naturalism' wants to be as realistic as possible, emphasizing on telling everything - in particular the ugly things from life. Having a pessimistic bottom line, 'Naturalism' learns us that human happiness is fragile, and inevitably will pass by.
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