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Port Of Shadows (Quai Des Brumes, Le) (1938)
Rating:
Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Michele Morgan, Michel Simon
Director: Marcel Carne
Category: Drama, Romantic Drama
Studio: Criterion
Subtitles:
English
Length:
90 mins

 
 

 

(Le Quai des brumes)

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news. Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michele Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port Of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carne and writer Jacques Prevert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema.

 
 
   
   

 
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