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3.8
254 Ratings

Under the Roofs of Paris

Sous les toits de Paris

Directed by René Clair
France, 1930
Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

In René Clair’s irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. An international sensation upon its release, Under the Roofs of Paris is an exhilarating celebration of filmmaking.

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Under the Roofs of Paris Directed by René Clair

Critics reviews

The key in the coquette’s purse, the bachelor’s bed not quite shared at night, the high-heel alarm-clock, the neon-lit Cupid’s arrow—the gentle Clair bizarrerie. “Oh, I just love a brave man!” Modot figures tellingly decades later in a pair of sumptuous expansions, Becker’s Casque d’Or and Renoir’s French Cancan.
January 01, 2010
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