Le Quai Des Brumes
DIRECTOR: MARCEL CARNé
CAST: JEAN GABIN, MICHèLE MORGAN, MICHEL SIMON, PIERRE BRASSEUR
One of the indisputable masterworks of prewar French poetic realism, with hard-bitten, fatalistic dialogue by Jacques Prévert, a swooning, haunted score by Maurice Jaubert, and Jean Gabin, the quintessential working-class hero, memorably introduced emerging from a bank of fog. From here it’s romance with jeune fille Michèle Morgan, conflict with goonish, handsy stepfather Michel Simon, and unwelcome interest from the local underworld, all leading headlong towards tragic destiny.