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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Arletty
Jean-Louis Barrault
Pierre Brasseur
Directors
Marcel Carne
Screenwriters
Jacques Prevert
Running Time
190 minutes

Les Enfants Du Paradis
Carne's French classic revolves around the love lives of various salubrious characters.


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Plot
Garance (Arletty) is beautiful yet elusive with a string of men after her affections. With three ne'er do wells, the viewer is left rooting for her to choose the theatre mime, Baptiste (Barrault). Sadly with other lovers getting in the way, the two say goodbye until they meet by chance several years later.


Verdict
Although in black and white, this film still remains as sumptuous as anything in color. With its charming story and varied yet equally intriguing characters it is clear to see why it remains such an enduring classic.


Reviewed by Phillippa Bloom

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