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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Jean Gabin
Michele Morgan
Michel Simon
Pierre Brasseur
Robert Le Vigan
Directors
Marcel Carne
Screenwriters
Jacques Prevert
Running Time
91 minutes

Le Quai Des Brumes
Gabin in the woods


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Plot
Arriving in Le Havre from Tonkin, army deserter Jean hopes to jump a ship to Venezuela. But, despite being left the means to escape by suicidal painter, Michel, his fate is sealed when he becomes involved with Nelly and her murderous guardian Zabel and his gangster crony, Lucien.


Verdict
Not a cheerful evening's viewing, this, but a superb and compelling example of melancholic realism.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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