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Children of Paradise (1945)  link to Children of Paradise on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 508

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IMDb Rating:
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8.4/10 (14618 votes)

Country: French, 163 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director(s): Marcel Carné

Cast: Arletty (as Claire Reine, dite Garance), Jean-Louis Barrault (as Baptiste Debureau), Pierre Brasseur (as Frédérick Lemaître), María Casares (as Nathalie), Pierre Renoir (as Jéricho)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: 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 ...

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Apr 26, 2017