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Port of Shadows

7.5
1,168
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Original title
Le Quai des Brumes
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jacques Prévert (Novel: Pierre Dumarchais)
Music
Maurice Jaubert
Cinematography
Eugen Schüfftan
Cast
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Producer
Ciné-Alliance
Genre
Drama. Romance. Thriller | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Life's a rotten business, says Jean, a deserter who arrives at night in Le Havre, looking to leave the country. He lucks into civilian clothes, a little bit of money, a passport, and a dog, and he also meets Nelly, a 17-year-old who's grown up too fast. She's the object of lust of men: including a boyfriend Maurice, her putative protector Zabel, and Lucien, a local hood. Jean falls for her, faces down Lucien, and gives her courage to stand on her own feet. A ship is leaving for Venezuela; can at least one of them be on it, or is that just a dream?
Awards
1938: Venice Film Festival: Special Recommendation. Nominated for Mussolini Cup
1938: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Film. Top Foreign Films
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