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Hôtel du Nord (1938)

Original Title : Hôtel du Nord
Director : Marcel Carné
Writer : Jean Aurenche
Eugène Dabit
Henri Jeanson
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Jean Lévy-Strauss
Music : Maurice Jaubert
Photography : Louis Née
Armand Thirard
IMDB ID : 0030252
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poster for "Hôtel du Nord" by Marcel Carné (1938)
Hôtel du Nord (1938) - Marcel Carné
 

Starring

Annabella I
Jean-Pierre Aumont Pierre
Louis Jouvet Monsieur Edmond
Arletty Raymonde
Paulette Dubost Ginette
Andrex Kenel
André Brunot Emile Lecouvreur
André Brunot Emile Lecouvreur
 

Plot

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 ...
 

Comments

Story of working class people in pre-World War II Paris. A true classic.Beautifully filmed and acted.Reveals an area of Paris which is alive and filled with comedy and tragedy.Although the area of 'Hotel du Nord' and the Hotel itself still exists, it is not as gay (in the original sense of the word) and joyful as it once must have been.The film makes one yearn for the past, which has been lost, with a sigh and bittersweetness.
 
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Hôtel du Nord (1938) - Marcel Carné
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