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Les Enfants Du Paradis

4

A beautiful but tragic love story.

Often rated the greatest of all French movies, this marks the climax of the collaboration of Jacques Prévert and Marcel Carné (Le Quai Des Brumes, Le Jour Se Lève).

The most elaborate and (at the time) most expensive French film ever, it’s set in the theatre world of 1830s Paris.

The action centres on beautiful courtesan Garance (Arletty), object of every man’s desire, and offers a rich meditation on performance and representation.

Begun as it was under German occupation, Enfants also stands as a defiant statement of the values of French culture.

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