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  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Daybreak

    What is remarkable in this beautiful film is the handling of space in the small apartment which as the mystery unfolds becomes all the more imposing and haunting. Some shots are brilliant as in the scene of the disillusioned worker (an angelic Gabin) who smashes the mirror; then the camera pans to the broken (from the bullets shot) window in the balcony focusing on his resolute gaze. Poetry suffuses sets and faces.

  2. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Daybreak

    Poetic and nihilistic noir. A room shot to pieces. A life going to pieces.

  3. Mattia Ricotta's rating of the film Daybreak

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Daybreak

    A french love tragedy in flashback. It is among the strongest melodramas from this period but the ending could probably have been even more emotionally devastating with a little more dialogue and an epilogue at the end. Still, this is a pretty bleak and sad story that have a lasting impact.

  5. generallaurodelvillar's rating of the film Daybreak

    It’s perfect. It’s absolutely human. Brilliant.

  6. Ric O's rating of the film Daybreak

    stunning, despite some minor flaws

  7. polo's rating of the film Daybreak

    unavoidable and extremely intense

  8. Isaac's rating of the film Daybreak

    Perfeito exemplo do realismo poético francês: romance, decepção, fatalidade, sensualidade, melancolia, marginalidade. As atuações são ótimas, especialmente a de Jean Cabin (a cena que ele desabafa na varanda é uma das melhores de toda a década). Marcel Carné dirige como o mestre que é. Não é o mais complexo dos filmes, mas é altamente tocante pelos temas, atuação, trilha sonora e produção.

  9. DrFirestone's rating of the film Daybreak

    Classic French cinema with intriguing storytelling, great cast, and excellent cinematography. It's a quite dark love story (or, perhaps, a story of love "without love"). A film about the harsh poetry called life... While this definitely is a top class cinema, it doesn't provide such an emotional punch when compared to some of the other Marcel Carné's films.

  10. Trinankur Banerjee's rating of the film Daybreak

    The art of dissolve is a lost one. The film is a gentle reminder of that.

  11. Le temps perdu's rating of the film Daybreak

    Interesting narrative structure and every element has a function I like that.

  12. xavierpeypoch's rating of the film Daybreak

    A jewel of the golden age of French Cinema. Cinematic poetry that emerges from the sincerity of both the men behind and in front of the camera.

  13. Korial's rating of the film Daybreak

    Semantically rich, a poetic use of light, and with many flavours - sweet, yet bitter. Remaining in the realm of melodramma, Carné pushes further and does wonders. While referring to archetypical traits, characters are dynamic and multifaceted. The screenplay successfully merges dramatic sequences, hints at moral issues and deeper thoughts on human condition, love, and society. A masterpiece of its genre.

  14. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Daybreak

  15. Sander Moyson's rating of the film Daybreak

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

  16. Victor Morosoff's rating of the film Daybreak

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Corey's rating of the film Daybreak

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

  22. 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.

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  24. 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...

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