Le Jour se lève
Jean Gabin stars as a lovelorn foundry-worker undone by deceit, disappointment and jealousy.
Dir Marcel Carné
With Jean Gabin, Arletty, Jules Berry, Jacqueline Laurent
Digital 4K (except Studio)
A collaboration between Carné and writer Jacques Prévert, this begins with Gabin’s foundry-worker holed up in an attic surrounded by armed police: a lengthy flashback explains how love, lies, disappointment and jealousy brought him to such a predicament. Performances, production design (Alexandre Trauner), camerawork, music (Maurice Jaubert) and script are orchestrated to create one of the pinnacles of French ‘poetic realism’.