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Love and hope descend into tragedy in this richly atmospheric French drama. A classic example of "poetic realism" – a film movement which used heavily stylised visuals to explore ordinary life – it opens with army deserter Jean hitching to the mist-shrouded French port of Le Havre, planning to start over. However, his intentions of avoiding conflict are spectacularly dashed when he falls for troubled 17-year-old Nelly, and finds himself squaring up to both the girl’s dubious guardian and a local gangster to protect her. Boasting charismatic performances and smoky cinematography that really captures the overriding sense of doom.
Masterpiece from director Jean Renoir set in 1939 France about illicit affairs among guests at a shooting party at a wealthy couple's country home.
14+ years 101 mins
Influential French crime drama, about a Parisian gangster who flees to French-controlled Algiers and falls for a visiting Frenchwoman.
11+ years 90 mins
Set during World War One, this film from legendary director Jean Renoir about three French soldiers in a prison camp portrays war's harsh realities.
14+ years 109 mins
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