Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1949
AuthorsClouzot, Henri-Georges
Running Time1h 40min
Date Released03/09/1949
DistributorLes Films Corona
Publication LanguageFrench

This film noir reveals the decadence and decay of France following its liberation in World War II. Robert, a resistance fighter, falls in love with Manon, a suspected Nazi collaborator, in the final days of occupied France. Her amoral character and desire for the good life corrupt him, leading him to a life of crime and murder. Their flight from Paris leads to more tragedy, pitted against the backdrop of a group of Jews trying to cross into Palestine. The film is a loose adaptation of the 1731 novel Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost.

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