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Port of Shadows 1938 Marcel Carne

Model: V708

Price: $9.70    Always Free Shipping

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  • Shipping Weight: 174g

Product Description

Condition: 100% brand new with Deluxe packing
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Dialogue: French
Subtitles: English & Chinese ( Removable)
Aspect Ratio: 4: 3
Region Code: All Code : US/UK/Asia/Europe
Starring (Main Casts): Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michele Morgan, Pierre Brasseur, Rene Genin
On a foggy highway, a lonely soldier hitches a ride and ends up in a lonely bar on the outskirts of town, where lost souls gather for a melancholy repast. The soldier is Jean (Jean Gabin), a deserter on the run whose flight is interrupted when he meets sad runaway Nelly (Michele Morgan) and falls in love. He becomes entwined in the troubles of her life, notably the lascivious guardian (Michel Simon) who lusts after Nelly and attempts to blackmail Jean, and a cocky, hot-headed gangster (Pierre Brasseur) who tries to scare Jean off, only to be humiliated in front his men and the town. It's not hard to see where this spiral of threats and confrontations is leading (the title, after all, translates to "Port of Shadows," as ominous a title as any American film noir, especially in a small town where everyone's lives become tightly wound together. Director Marcel Carn¨¦ and writer Jacques Pr¨¦vert (who went on to collaborate on the French masterpiece Children of Paradise) infuse the film with a sense of dignity and quiet poetry. At night the port town is like a world in the clouds, cut off from the rest of the world, where all the sordid yearnings and desperate plans of the ambitious players take on a mythic resonance. It's only by light of day that everything returns to its shabby place. A classic of French poetic realism.
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Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news. Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Mich¨¨le Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carn¨¦ and writer Jacques Pr¨¦vert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema.

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