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The Proud Ones

7.1
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Original title
Les orgueilleuxaka
AKA
  • The Proud and the Beautiful
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
France France
Director
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Screenwriter
Yves Allégret, Jean Aurenche, Jean Clouzot (Story: Jean-Paul Sartre)
Music
Paul Misraki
Cinematography
Alex Phillips
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Mexico
Genre
Drama. Romance | Disease
Synopsis / Plot
The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who does odd jobs for brothels and dances grotesquely for tourists in exchange for drinks. George has his own dark secret, a tragedy he caused that leaves him with a death wish. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.
Awards
1956: Nominated for Oscar: Best Story
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