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The Night Is My Kingdom

Original title
La nuit est mon royaume
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Charles Spaak (Story: Marcel Rivet)
Music
Yves Baudrier
Cinematography
Philippe Agostini (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
L.P.C.
Genre
Drama | Disability
Synopsis / Plot
Considered one of the best offerings from the highly variable director Georges Lacombe, the film stars Jean Gabin as Raymond, whose career as a railroad engineer is cut short when he is blinded in an accident. Unable to resign himself to his sightlessness, Raymond prefers to sit at home feeling sorry for himself. After much cajoling by friends and family, he enrolls in a school for the blind, where with the help of sensitive instructor Louise (Simone Valere) he comes out of his shell and starts life anew.
Awards
1951: Venice: Best Actor (Jean Gabin)
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