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May 26
Film Series
POSTPONED | The Confession Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

New Restoration of Rare French Noir Classic "Quai Des Orfèvres"

New Restoration of Rare French Noir Classic from the the director of “WAGES OF FEAR” and “DIABOLIQUE."

QUAI DES ORFÈVRES (1947), Henri-Georges Clouzot’s little-seen classic of French film noir, starring acting great Louis Jouvet, is being re-released by Rialto Pictures in a new restoration with newly-translated subtitles.

Brilliantly transforming a classic whodunit plot, Gallic Master of Suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot takes us from the wings and dressing rooms of the Parisian music hall and circus worlds to the drab, airless corridors and holding cells of the Quai’s Criminal Investigations Department, in a blend of social realism and psychological cruelty that became his trademark.

One of the uncontested masterpieces of the post-war French cinema, but rarely seen here since its original U.S. release (as Jenny Lamour) -- and never on either TV or video -- QUAI DES ORFÈVRES (pronounced “Kay Daze Or-FEHVR”) is a Film Noir tour-de-force that won Clouzot the coveted Best Director prize at Venice, long before his more famous international triumphs “WAGES OF FEAR” and “DIABOLIQUE."

Quai Des Orfèvres
Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot 
Written by: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Ferry
Starring: Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier
Distributed by: Rialto Pictures
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: France
Year: 1947

Opens in New York April 13-19, 2018 at Film Forum
Opens in Los Angeles on April 20, 2018 at Laemmle Theatres