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Hotel du Nord (1938)

Hôtel du Nord (original title)
On the meandering Canal St. Martin, at the Parisian Hôtel du Nord, a nearly fatal gunshot separates a dejected young couple. But, amid a sad but beautiful panorama of lively characters, love has the final say. Can life be a fairy tale?

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Eugène Dabit (novel), Henri Jeanson (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabella ... Renée
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Pierre
Louis Jouvet ... Monsieur Edmond
Arletty ... Raymonde
Paulette Dubost ... Ginette
Andrex ... Kenel
André Brunot ... Emile Lecouvreur
Henri Bosc ... Nazarède
Marcel André Marcel André ... Le chirurgien
Bernard Blier ... Prosper
Jacques Louvigny Jacques Louvigny ... Munar (as Louvigny)
Armand Lurville Armand Lurville ... Le commissaire (as Lurville)
Jane Marken ... Louise Lecouvreur (as Jeanne Marken)
Génia Vaury Génia Vaury ... L' infirmière
François Périer ... Adrien
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Storyline

On the mournful bank of the meandering Canal St. Martin, at the cheap Parisian Hôtel du Nord, the dejected young lovers, Pierre and Renée, take a room, bent on fulfilling an unholy pact. Then, in the dead of night, a nearly fatal gunshot chills the bone to the marrow, splitting the couple, apparently, forever. However--amid a sad but beautiful panorama of streetwise prostitutes; hard-as-nails procurers in impeccable suits; forlorn survivors; murderous former companions, and the police--unfulfilled desires, secret passions, and a dangerous romantic triangle have the final say. Now, in love's name, high expectations for a fresh start and a deadly semi-automatic pistol separate hope from despair. Can life be as easy as a fairy tale? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 1938 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel du Nord See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Raymonde: Atmosphere, atmosphere, est-ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphere?
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Just a pointer: the whole film was shot on set
8 September 2004 | by SxilderikSee all my reviews

I love this movie, Jouvet, Arletty, Blier, Carné... almost everything has already been said about the movie, but there is one detail I'd like to shed some light onto: no footage of the real, still standing, Hôtel du Nord (is it still? I heard it was to be demolished...) has been used for the movie - the whole scene has been rebuilt on set, the main reason being that they could not stop the traffic on the St Martin canal for several weeks.


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