Les Enfants du Paradis (1945)

Marcel Carné directs Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Brasseur in this romantic epic where a mime and an actor rise to fame but the criminal beauty they both love pulls far less quixotic men into their world.

Once Upon a Time in Pantomime Paris. This is a big film with aspirations to Victor Hugo and Dickens. It flows wonderfully and both the melodrama and the backstage triumphs captivate. The production of the film was used as a cover for Resistance fighters against the Nazis. The fact that something so timeless and lyrical has such an intriguing backstory only adds to the mystique.


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