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People of No Importance (1956)

Des gens sans importance (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Henri Verneuil
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Jean Viard
Françoise Arnoul ... Clotilde Brachet
Pierre Mondy ... Pierrot Berty
Yvette Etiévant ... Solange Viard
Dany Carrel ... Jacqueline Viard
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Mme Cussac
André Dalibert André Dalibert ... Un routier
Pierre Fromont Pierre Fromont ... Brégier - un routier
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Le routier assoupi
Edmond Ardisson ... Le routier giflé (as Ardisson)
Nina Myral Nina Myral ... Une employée chez Barchandeau
Max Mégy Max Mégy ... Philippe
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Le routier au lapin
Monique Delcour Monique Delcour
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... La concierge (as Mireille Arnold)
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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 nedeljkodjukic88

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Weg ins Verderben See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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another great Jean Gabin-film
13 May 2010 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

'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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