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Les enfants du paradis

Marcel Carné France, 1945

Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Children of Paradise

3-4. This film is dripping in delectable metaphors, and there must be something like 3 (or more) nuances for almost every spoken line. However, there are long scenes that play out to illustrate complicated ideas, but comparatively simple plot points. Conflict is barely there for long stretches of the movie, and it hardly seems to effect the characters' decisions. This movie could have used a stronger foundation.