PORT OF SHADOWS

Directed by Marcel Carné
US release date: September 14, 2012

In a lonely flophouse on a spit of land at the edge of Le Havre, outsiders converge: Jean Gabin’s hungry, broke, pugnacious, probably AWOL soldier; mysterious teenager Michèle Morgan in iconic beret and plastic raincoat; cheerfully disillusioned painter Robert Le Vigan; knickknack shopkeeper Michel Simon, proclaiming his honesty and love for sacred music, but sporting one of the cinema’s creepiest beards; and homme dur wannabe Pierre Brasseur, perpetually in search of the missing “Maurice.” Ultimately the choice comes down to a ship out or a continuing pursuit of a sudden love, in the first of the worldwide successes of director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert (Le Jour se Lève, Children of Paradise, etc.), the archetypal exemplar of pre-war poetic realism. This stunning new Studiocanal restoration features an all-new translation and subtitles by Lenny Borger. Approx. 91 min. DCP.


PORT OF SHADOWS opens in the US September 14, 2012. Check your local listings for showtimes & places. 

A Rialto Pictures release. 

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