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  1. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Daybreak

  2. Sander Moyson's rating of the film Daybreak

    A story of memories and sparkling eyes rises up out of the harsh shadows of love.

  3. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film Daybreak

  4. christian's rating of the film Daybreak

    OMG what a movie... This is drama at its best.. Tragic. Heart-breaking. Held up by fleeting moments of beauty and happiness. Ie just like life itself. - This movie is an eye opener and a wake-up call. Incredible actors, each perfectly cast.

  5. bodhishin's rating of the film Daybreak

    There is a lot of moments to appreciate in the film, but I thought it fell short of believable continuity.

  6. Eric Rucker's rating of the film Daybreak

    Thank you, Mubi! Yet another film I didn't know, that I wouldn't have watched had I known of it, but I feel richer having seen. I loved the shadows of light through curtains/aurora borealis/moonrise/sunrise effect that recurs throughout, especially the fade from Valentin leaving the theater to François's face recalling that first meeting. And the twinning of Françoise and Clara had an edge beyond words. Eerie.

  7. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Daybreak

    Several years ahead of its time, this is a delightfully french noir-ish film that twists and turns its way through flashback storytelling. Really strong acting for the time as well. Great camerawork and use of wonderful lighting throughout, really well made for such an early film.

  8. Corey's rating of the film Daybreak

    It started out as a fun noir, but the final act dragged on and on and on.

  9. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Daybreak

    How very French. As soon as he gets a girlfriend, he gets a mistress for good measure! And (of course!) they know about each other and don't seem especially bothered by it.

  10. Vincent Peng's rating of the film Daybreak


  11. FISCHER's rating of the film Daybreak

    Un classique du cinéma français qui, tout en prenant de l'âge, ne vieillit absolument pas. Bien sûr, c'est un tantinet mélodramatique, un brin rétro, mais qu'Arletty est belle et Jules Berry talentueux d'hypocrisie et de salacité retenue. Gabin-destin, quant à lui, joue parfaitement son rôle d'amoureux échoué. A voir, sans l'ombre d'une quelconque hésitation, avant la tombée définitive du jour...

  12. Diderot's rating of the film Daybreak

    Two of the greatest stars of French Cinema, Jean Gabin and Arletty, have a loveless romance in this pre-noir product of one of cinema's greatest collaborative teams, Carné and Prévert.

  13. opandadodavid's rating of the film Daybreak

    Magnificent performances, beautifully shot, interesting characters

  14. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Daybreak

    Everyday man's work out of routine.

  15. Artem Eihart's rating of the film Daybreak

    He looked really cool in that leather jacket.

  16. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Daybreak

  17. Stefano's rating of the film Daybreak

    the same year Renoir released "La Règle du Jeu", enough said.

  18. msmichel's rating of the film Daybreak

    A classic of French cinema made just before the occupation. Jean Gabin plays the French everyman in this well told tale of an ordinary man pushed to his limits while dealing with an aged lothario trying to seduce the woman he loves. Gabin plays no saint here and its those qualities that make this a turn to remember. Casting and scripting are exceptional. The undertone of community and unrest quite interesting.

  19. nino nino's rating of the film Daybreak

    I spent the whole time watching this film thinking of it in terms of political allegory and trying to figure out what the characters and the interactions between them were meant to symbolize, but drawing blanks. The events were ostensibly metaphorical, but... (

  20. Log Lady's rating of the film Daybreak

    For some reason I didn't connect with this as much as I did with Children of the Paradise (a difficult one to top, I admit), but Carné's style and storytelling are undoubtedly effortless. Hazy poetry rooted in gritty reality. Gabin's performance is amazing as usual, and made me want to have a marathon or watching his films (or Carné's for that matter!).

  21. Howard Orr's rating of the film Daybreak

    Gabin is badass as usual, but with added vulnerability in this one. The look of finally released rage as he shoots Jules Berry is quality acting. It seems to sum up the vituperative mood of the tumultuous times in one explosive moment.

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film Daybreak

    One of Jean Gabin's best!

  23. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Daybreak

    What a dumb reason to cap someone. That was one hell of a final scene, though.

  24. lauli's rating of the film Daybreak

    Though not as good as Enfants du Paradise, which is one of my favourite films ever, this movie is a fine example of Carné's excellence as a director, with some of the most beautiful and haunting images in cinema. The cinematography, the music, not to mention Gabin's masterful performance, all contribute to make this film a memorable experience.

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