Le Jour se lève

Film, Drama
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Possibly the best of the Carné-Prévert films, certainly their collaboration at its most classically pure, with Gabin a dead man from the outset as his honest foundry worker, hounded into jealousy and murder by a cynical seducer, holes up with a gun in an attic surrounded by police, remembering in flashback how it all started while he waits for the end. Fritz Lang might have given ineluctable fate a sharper edge (less poetry, more doom), but he couldn't have bettered the performances from Gabin, Berry, Arletty, and (as the subject of Gabin's romantic agony) Laurent. Remade in Hollywood as The Long Night in 1947.

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Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Marcel Carné
Screenwriter: Jacques Prévert, Jacques Viot
Cast: Arletty
Jacqueline Laurent
Bernard Blier
Jules Berry
Mady Berry
Jean Gabin
René Génin
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