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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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(1952, Jacques Becker) Murder among the “apaches” in 1898 Paris: carpenter Serge Reggiani falls for cabaret enchantress Simone Signoret (“intensely, ripely physical” – Pauline Kael) takes on her lover, and then must face doom for a friend. Becker’s masterpiece, with the most excitingly pure filmmaking of the cinéma de qualité. Approx. 94 min. 35mm



“A glowingly nostalgic evocation of the Paris of the Impressionists.”
– Tom Milne, Time Out (London)

“Signoret, in the full bloom of her beauty, gives the performance of her career.”
– Georges Sadoul