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Director  Marcel Carne
Music director  Joseph Kosma
Duration  
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Screenplay  Jacques Prevert
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Release date  1946
Writer  Jacques Prevert (ballet "Le rendez-vous"), Jacques Prevert (scenario and dialogue)
Cast  Pierre Brasseur (Georges), Serge Reggiani (Guy Sénéchal), Yves Montand (Jean Diego), Nathalie Nattier (Malou), Saturnin Fabre (Monsieu Sénéchal), Raymond Bussières (Raymond Lécuyer)
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Gates of the Night (French: Les Portes de la nuit) is a 1946 French film that was directed by Marcel Carné. It starred Serge Reggiani and Yves Montand. The script was written by Carné's long-time collaborator Jacques Prévert. The film made its debut in the United States four years after its official release in France. It introduced the much-recorded popular song "Autumn Leaves" (French: Les feuilles mortes).

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Plot

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In the winter of 1945, immediately after the liberation, Jean Diego (Montand), a member of the French underground during World War II, meets Raymond, one of his comrades in arms who was believed to have succumbed in battle. On the night of that meeting, Jean encounters a homeless man named "Destiny" [Jean Vilar], whose predictions about him finding the woman of his life will not be too far from reality. Jean soon starts a liaison with Malou (Nathalie Nattier), a young woman who is married to a rich man. The next hours of his and Malou's lives are underscored by extreme, dramatic events; however, as the clochard (homeless person) predicted, they find their way out of the struggle and are able to move on, leaving behind wartime and its dangers. Malou is shot and killed by her husband.

Reception

Les Portes de la nuit was released in the United States four years after it was first shown in France, where this psychological urban drama, especially due to its depiction of post-war Paris and close-to-dejected characters did not break the box office. It has been said that this is not Yves Montand's best performance, probably because this was only his second film. Overall, Les Portes de la nuit is considered hollow by many with regard to the plot; however, the settings are considered to be fascinating.

References

Gates of the Night Wikipedia
Gates of the Night IMDb Gates of the Night themoviedb.org


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