Le Jour Se Leve (1939)

Le Jour Se Leve (1939)

Released: 1939
Genre: Crime, Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Marcel Carné
Starring: Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent, Jean Gabin, ,
Run time: 93 min
IMDb: 7.8/10
Country: France
Views: 41701


Francois, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun. He locked himself in his furnished room and starts remembering how he was led to murder. He met once Francoise, a young fleurist, and they fell in love. But Francoise was gotten round by Valentin, a dog trainer, a machiavellian guy…
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User Reviews: A fantastic film, which plays with the emotions of the spectator while stunningly portraying the feelings of a pent-up man whose end echoes his pent-up life in the city. The film is beautifully shot in black and white and is a perfect example of French realism, with a modernist time disorientation tossed in for good measure. I found the performances by Jean Gabin and a showgirl with whom he gets involved (played by Arletty)to be strong, portrayed with a kind of hopeless, clutching pathos. Worth it simply for the beautifully constructed final shot.

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