Le Jour se lève

Film, Drama

Time Out says

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.


Release details

87 mins

Cast and crew

Marcel Carné
Jacques Prévert, Jacques Viot
Jacqueline Laurent
Bernard Blier
Jules Berry
Mady Berry
Jean Gabin
René Génin
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