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Les enfants du paradis

Marcel Carné France, 1945

kinotopia's rating of the film Children of Paradise

why is the audience meant to worship Baptiste? characters are written troubled and self-obsessed, consumed by their petty traumas, then left to their own devices in a slaphappy b&w revisionist but still misogynistic and retrogressive France out of a Jean Renoir movie. sympathy is disproportionately guided towards male characters, contempt is left for Garrance and Nathalie. long movie does not mean good movie.