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972 Ratings

Port of Shadows

Le quai des brumes

Directed by Marcel Carné
France, 1938
Crime, Drama, Romance


Jean Gabin stars as an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life in Marcel Carné’s stark portrayal of an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Port of Shadows is a quintessential example of poetic realism from the golden age of French cinema.

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Port of Shadows Directed by Marcel Carné

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1938 | Winner: Special Recommendation

National Board of Review

1939 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

Prix Louis Delluc

1938 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

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