Saturday, October 28, 2017

Les enfants du paradis AKA Children of Paradise (1945) - classic romance from French director Marcel Carné, starring Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault and Pierre Brasseur

Rating 8.3/10
Runtime: 190 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Marcel Carné
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037674/

Cast

Arletty ... Claire Reine, dite Garance
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Baptiste Debureau
Pierre Brasseur ... Frédérick Lemaître
Pierre Renoir ... Jéricho
María Casares ... Nathalie
Gaston Modot ... Fil de Soie
Fabien Loris ... Avril
Marcel Pérès ... Le directeur des Funambules
Palau ... Le régisseur des Funambules

Description: This tale centers around the love between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress and otherwise woman-about-town who calls herself Garance. Garance, in turn, is loved by three other men: Frederick, a pretentious actor; Lacenaire, a conniving thief; and Count Edouard of Montray. The story is further complicated by Nathalie, an actress who is in love with Baptiste. Garance and Baptiste meet when Garance is falsely accused of stealing a man's watch. Garance is forced to enter the protection of Count Edouard when she is innocently implicated in a crime committed by Lacenaire. In the intervening years of separation, both Garance and Baptiste become involved in loveless relationships with the Count and Nathalie, respectively. Baptiste is the father of a son. Returning to Paris, Garance finds that Baptiste has become a famous mime actor. Nathalie sends her child to foil their meeting, but Baptiste and Garance manage one night together. Lacenaire murders Edouard. In the last scenes, Garance is returning to Edouard's hotel and disaster as Baptiste struggles after her through crowds of merrymakers, many dressed as his famous character.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_WllQT2h1dHZoNVk


Video and audio information:

Video : 5.27 GB, 3969 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 784x576 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 146
Audio : 261/83 MB (main/commentary), 192/61 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/1 channel, 0x55 = AC3/AAC, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, German, Turkish, Greek, Italian) posters and screenshots included



Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original French, and the other is commentary by film scholars Brian Stonehill and Charles Affron. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)