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Genre  Crime, Drama, Romance
Country  France
7.8/10 IMDb

3.7/5 AlloCine

Director  Julien Duvivier
Initial DVD release  January 7, 2003
Language  French
Pepe le Moko movie poster
Writer  Jacques Constant, Henri Jeanson, Henri La Barthe
Release date  28 January 1937 (France) 3 March 1941 (US)
Music director  Mohamed Ygerbuchen, Vincent Scotto
Cast  Jean Gabin (Pépé le Moko), Gabriel Gabrio (Carlos), Saturnin Fabre (Le Grand Père), Fernand Charpin (Régis), Lucas Gridoux (Inspecteur Slimane), Gilbert Gil (Pierrot)
Similar movies  Salt, Over the Border

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Pépé le Moko [ lə mo.ko] is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin.


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The film depicts a gangster nicknamed Pépé le Moko. Moko is slang for a man from Toulon, derived from the Occitan amb aquò ("with that"), a term which punctuates sentences in Provence and which, in Toulon, is pronounced em'oquò.

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The film is based on Henri La Barthe's novel of the same name, and La Barthe contributed to the screenplay under the pseudonym "Détective Ashelbé". Pépé le Moko is an example of the 1930s French movement known as poetic realism, which combines realism with occasional flashes of unusual cinematic tricks. The film is often considered an early predecessor of film noir.

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Pépé le Moko (Jean Gabin), a criminal on the run from the police in metropolitan France, lives in the Casbah quarter of Algiers, where he is out of reach of the local police. Inspector Slimane (Lucas Gridoux) seeks a way to lure Pépé out of his refuge. He sees his chance when he learns that Pépé is in love with Gaby (Mireille Balin), the mistress of a rich businessman. Slimane leads Gaby to believe that Pépé has been killed. Gaby, who was on the point of joining him in his hiding place, now agrees to stay with her rich lover. When Pépé is informed that Gaby is about to leave Algiers for good he leaves the Casbah to find her and is arrested.

Critical reception

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English author Graham Greene in a review of the film for The Spectator magazine asserted: "One of the most exciting and moving films I can remember seeing". It succeeds in "raising the thriller to a poetic level". According to a BBC documentary, it served as inspiration for Greene's screenplay for The Third Man. It also shares many similarities with the American film, Casablanca, released a few years later.


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The film was remade in America in 1938 as Algiers, starring Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer, and again in 1948 as Casbah, a musical starring Tony Martin, Märta Torén, Yvonne de Carlo, and Peter Lorre.

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