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The Gates of Paris - Poster France

The Gates of Paris

A Feature film by René Clair

Produced by Rizzoli Film, Filmsonor Marceau, Cinétel

Release in France : 25/09/1957

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Actors (27)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Rizzoli Film, Filmsonor Marceau, Cinétel

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Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone---anyone---and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju's broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre's escape, and Maria is to join him over her father's protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won't think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk.

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Full credits (13)

Assistant directors :

Serge Vallin, Michel Wyn

Producers :

André Daven, René Clair

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Petitjean

Production Manager :

Jacques Planté

Continuity supervisor :

Francine Corteggiani

Production Designer :

Léon Barsacq

Still Photographer :

Robert Lefebvre

Author of original work :

René Fallet

Screenwriters :

René Clair, Jean Aurel

Assistant Operators :

Gilbert Sarthre, Roger Delpuech

Editor :

Louisette Hautecoeur

Music Composer :

Georges Brassens

Costume designer :

Rosine Delamare

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 36 min

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Black & White

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Posters (3)


Festival Selections

Academy Awards - 1958

Academy Awards (United States, 1958)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film