Children of Paradise

Children of Paradise
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Children of Paradise Part 1
With sensitivity and dramatic elan, director Marcel Carne and screenwriter Jacques Prevert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers.This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century…
Children of Paradise Part 2
With sensitivity and dramatic elan, director Marcel Carne and screenwriter Jacques Prevert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers.This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century…

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Kelcie

J'aime bien l'utilisation du contrast entre la vie réelle et la théâtre. C'est une belle histoire de plus.

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Andrew

Such a great example of "realisme poetique." Un bon melange de la vie reelle et le theatre!

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sveta

Recommend watching this film on X2 speed;) j'ai adoree le style de ce film

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Anna

C’est intéressant que ce film n’utilise pas une grande variété de plans, comme les films contemporains le font.

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derrick

A masterpiece. I especially loved the little french boy, he was the cutest. Also the filming was good.

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Raine

I liked this movie. Very intriguing. Nice shots.

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Dasher

I had no idea what film was capable of until I experienced "Les Enfants Du Paradis." This film changed my life. It is so rich and seething with humanity that 50 viewings wouldn't be enough.
If I had one film to watch for the rest of my life, this would be it. There is no contest.

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Joni

Love this film so much, c'est formidable!

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