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886 Ratings

Pépé le Moko

Directed by Julien Duvivier
France, 1937
Drama, Crime


Pépé le moko is a wanted man: women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him, and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police, until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life.

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Pépé le Moko Directed by Julien Duvivier

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1941 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

Kinema Junpo Awards

1940 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Critics reviews

Tight and controlled, then a single despairing cry – like Kowalski’s “Stella!” – at the very end. A hugely enjoyable movie.
August 22, 2015
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