By Marcel CARNE

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Drama - Completed 1939

In France the film was banned in 1940 by the Vichy government on the grounds it was demoralizing. After the war's end, the film was shown again to wide acclaim. One of the finest achievements of the partnership of Carné and Prévert.

    • Year of production
    • 1939
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Marcel CARNE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jacques PREVERT
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/4BE2-4CD9-40B6-74A3-10AB-V
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean-Pierre FROGERAIS
    • Synopsis
    • A gun shot sounds, a body falls down the stairs. The assassin, François, a labourer, locks himself in his room while the police lay siege to the building and wait for the dawn before storming it.