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Les Enfants du Paradis

Marcel Carné | 1945 | 189 MINS
France | Subtitles
French Film Festival UK

Made during the Nazi occupation of France, Marcel Carne’s romantic epic of the 19th-century theatre world is a life-affirming tribute to love, Paris and the stage.

In Detail

Set among the actors, criminals and aristocrats who orbit around a theatre on Paris’s so-called ‘Boulevard du Crime’. Their romantic entanglements play out in a drama of Balzacian colour and complexity – one that pays equal due to each strata of Parisian society, from the noblemen to the working-class audiences.

Released within a year of the liberation of Paris, this celebration of the capital’s bygone past met with enormous and immediate success and acclaim, becoming one of the year’s most popular films. In 1995, it was voted the greatest French film ever made by 600 industry professionals, while it was also a top 100 title in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films Ever Made poll. Cast includes Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Brasseur.

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