Children of Paradise

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Children of Paradise ★★★★ Les Enfants du Paradis 1944

Considered by many to be the greatest film ever made, certainly one of the most beautiful. In the Parisian theatre district of the 1800s an actor falls in love with a seemingly unattainable woman. Although circumstances keep them apart, their love never dies. Produced in France during WWII right under the noses of Nazi occupiers; many of the talent (including the writer, poet Jacques Prevert) were active resistance fighters. In French with English subtitles. 188m/ B VHS, DVD . FR Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casares, Albert Remy, Leon Larive, Marcel Herrand, Pierre Renoir, Gaston Modot, Jane (Jeanne) Marken, Louis Salou; D: Marcel Carne; W: Jacques Prevert; C: Roger Hubert; M: Maurice Thiriet, Joseph Kosma.

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