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Daybreak (Le jour se lève) (1939)

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Jean Gabin Jean Gabin
Jules Berry Jules Berry
M. Valentin
Arletty Arletty
Mady Berry Mady Berry
La concierge
René Génin René Génin
Le concierge
Arthur Devère Arthur Devère
Mr. Gerbois
René Bergeron René Bergeron
Le patron du café
Bernard Blier Bernard Blier

Written by
Jacques Viot Jacques Viot
(original scenario)
Jacques Prévert Jacques Prévert


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1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 11 11:11
It is not very often that a director get the opportunity to launch a whole new genre but that’s basically what happened with Marcel Carné. I’m pretty sure that the guy didn’t realize at the time that he would pretty much create a new genre which would have a huge impact on the French cinema. This new style was called poetic-realism, a style which would become Carné’s trademark, a tradema... read more
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A story of obsessive sexuality and murder—in which working class everyman François (Jean Gabin) resorts to killing in order to free the woman he loves from the controlling influence of another man—Le jour se lève cemented the enormous reputations of Gabin and director Marcel Carné.
Release date: 29 July 1940
Tags: France (2), 1930s (2), 1939 (2), Wound (1), Postcard (1), Bicycle (1), Womanizer (1), Trapped (1), Love Affair (1), Bed (1), Pedophile (1), Garden (1), Mob (1), Voice Over Flashback (1), Cane (1), Necktie (1), Landlady (1), Daydream (1), Vaudeville (1), Brooch (1)
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