Hotel du Nord (1938) Marcel Carné

Hotel du Nord (1938) Marcel Carné

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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?

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British Documentary Movement

British Documentary Film Movement

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director Marcel Carné

Writer Eugène Dabit, Henri Jeanson, Jean Aurenche

Country France

Year 1938

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