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Hôtel du Nord

Hôtel du Nord

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Societé d'Exploitation et de Distribution de Films (SEDIF)

Release in France : 19/12/1938


    A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre lacks of courage and ran away. Another customer, Monsieur Edmond, a procurer, rescues her. When Renee goes out of the hospital, she is hired as a waitress at the hotel. Monsieur Edmond falls in love with her, but Renee is still thinking of Pierre...

    Source : IMDb.

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Societé d'Exploitation et de Distribution de Films (SEDIF)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

    Associate producer :

    Impérial Film

    French distribution :

    Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

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    Hôtel du Nord is an award-winning novel of the first Prix ​​du Roman Populist and is a loose collection of sentimental tales about simple people residing in a hotel. The novel begins with Monsieur and Madame Lecouvreur buying and transforming a rundown hotel. The film begins with the hotel already up and running and gives no real mention of how the hotel came about. So too, the novel end's with the Lecouvreur's reluctantly selling the hotel to a large company that plans to construct an office building on the site and the tenants must unhappily leave and separate. The film's ending is entirely modified and not only is the hotel not being demolished, but the film end's with the sense that this place and the people there are left standing in time untouched by the outside world. So too, the film focuses on criminals, prostitutes, and vagabonds, and develops the novel's sentimental, rather than political, themes.

    Source : Wikipédia.

    Full credits (10)

    Assistant directors :

    Claude Walter, Pierre Blondy

    Author of original work :

    Eugène Dabit

    Sound Recordist :

    Marcel Courmes

    Editor :

    Marthe Gottié

    Production Designer :

    Alexandre Trauner

    Adaptation :

    Jean Aurenche, Henri Jeanson

    Directors of Photography :

    Louis Née, Armand Thirard

    Assistant Operators :

    Roger Arrignon, Roger Fellous

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Jaubert

    Costume designer :

    Lou Bonin

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

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