Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night

TitleLes portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1946
AuthorsCarné, Michel
Running Time2h
Date Released12/03/1946
DistributorPathé Consortium Cinéma
Publication LanguageFrench

In the winter of 1945, immediately after the liberation, Jean Diego (Yves Montand), a member of the French underground during World War II, meets Raymond, one of his comrades in arms who was believed to have succumbed in battle. On the night of that meeting, Jean encounters a homeless man named "Destiny" (Jean Vilar), whose predictions about him finding the woman of his life will not be too far from reality. Jean soon starts a liaison with Malou (Nathalie Nattier), a young woman who is married to a rich man. The next hours of his and Malou's lives are underscored by extreme, dramatic events; however, as "Destiny" predicted, they find their way out of the struggle and are able to move on, leaving behind the war and its dangers. Malou is shot and killed by her husband.

Original PublicationLes portes de la nuit
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