2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21 1:00 4:40 8:20
  • QUAI DES ORFEVRES 2:40 6:20 10:00

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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21 & QUAI DES ORFÈVRES

L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21

(1942, Henri-Georges Clouzot) Ace detective Pierre Fresnay, on the trail of a serial killer who leaves calling cards with his victims, checks himself in to a seedy boarding house as a Protestant minister; but then his brash mistress Suzy Delair (Quai des Orfèvres) comes along for the ride. Vintage Agatha Christie style puzzler, and Clouzot’s directing debut. Approx. 84min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:40, 8:20

“An engaging serio-comic thriller”Time Out


L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21 & QUAI DES ORFÈVRES

QUAI DES ORFÈVRES

(1947, Henri-George Clouzot) Suzy Delair sings "avec son tra-la-la" in a smoky boîte, while seedy Maigret-like detective Louis Jouvet must track down the murderer of foot fetishist Charles Dullin. Clouzot masterfully recreates his two worlds of police station and shabby music hall with typically nihilistic touches. Cannes Grand Prize. Approx. 106 min. 35mm.
2:40, 6:20, 10:00

 

“A romantically bleak evocation of the low-life settings: run-down music-halls, squalid apartments and gloomy police stations, peopled with lonely hookers, lesbians and pornographers.”
Time Out (London)

“A clever sense of character and suspense that is often worthy of Hitchcock.”
– Georges Sadoul

L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21 & QUAI DES ORFÈVRES