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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


    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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    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Rizzoli Film, Filmsonor Marceau, Cinétel

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio, Tamasa Distribution

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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

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    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 (6)


    Festival Selections

    Academy Awards - 1958

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    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film