Marcel Carné and Jacques Prevert’s classic of French poetic realism stars Jean Gabin in one of his most famous roles as François, a rough, barrel-chested loner who hides out in his apartment awaiting for the police to arrive.
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A year after their masterpiece Port Of Shadows, the Carné/Prévert team reunited with Gabin for another exemplary example of poetic realism. Holed up in his attic room awaiting arrest by the police, a factory worker reflects on how he ended up in this hopeless position. Less than a decade later the film was remade in Hollywood as The Long Night with Henry Fonda in the Gabin role. It was nowhere near as good as this..