Poetic realism reached sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE (Les enfants du paradis), widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris's theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a street mime (Jean-Louis Barrault. With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel Carne and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. Thanks to a major new restoration, this iconic classic looks and sounds richer and more detailed than ever.
Marcel Herrand,Albert Remy,Jean-Louis Barrault,Arletty,Maria Casares,Pierre Brasseur
French masterpiece about a tragic love affair between an actor and a beautiful woman in 19th century Paris. Produced during the Nazi occupation!