An excellent proto-noir enveloped by fog, melancholy, and broken hearts. Poor decisions made out of desperation or longing, all the while dreams are lingering somewhere outside of the oppressive fog, never quite to be reached by anyone. It's not about the plot, people. Oh, and the dog. Excellent acting. Poor baby.
This was really a weird experience. I was enjoying Gabin and his unforgetable style, and the love moments, and the dog, and some shots, but it seems that the rest of the movie has nothing more to offer. What is that silly "mistery" story, kind of a soap opera in the most over-the-top way?
Un filme noir en clave trágica. El solo contexto de "El muelle de las brumas" predice que los personajes envueltos en la historia, serán infestados de la sordidez que emana de las brumas. Carné representa a personajes que a primera vista se inclinan a ser los esteoreotipos malignos, llenos de hostilidad o defectos morales y sociales. Son, sin embargo, sensibles, dóciles, lloran incluso luego de una bofetada.
with flowing repetitious soundtrack, fluid dreamlike atmosphere of doom and brumes dans la tête it's the perfect double bill with tarr's man from london / two last frames are amazing (leaving ship and stray dog) / prévert + schüfftan / the idea of finding a master has a pleasant connection to PTA's post-war "foggy" sensibilities