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Les enfants du paradis

Marcel Carné France, 1945

Renton47's rating of the film Children of Paradise

The events conspiring to get it made are a wonder - even more impressive then the film is so wonderful. One drawback of depicting the dramatic arts is if there's no delineation between the character and their acting, it all becomes artifice. That happens here, aided with a heavy reliance on dramatic irony, but it's not detrimental to the scope and pleasures of its smaller moments. 3.5