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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.
Influential French crime drama, about a Parisian gangster who flees to French-controlled Algiers and falls for a visiting Frenchwoman.
11+ years 90 mins
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
A short, simple film by legendary French director Jean Renoir about a Parisian family day out in 1936, which turns into a bittersweet love story.
14+ years 39 mins
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