La traversée de Paris / Four Bags Full

TitleLa traversée de Paris / Four Bags Full
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1956
AuthorsAutant-Lara, Claude
Running Time80 minutes
Date Released10/26/1956
Publication LanguageFrench

La Traversée de Paris ("The trip across Paris") is a 1956 French comedy-drama directed by Claude Autant-Lara, starring Jean Gabin, Bourvil and Louis de Funès. The film is known under the titles: "Four Bags Full" (USA), "Pig Across Paris" (UK), "The Trip Across Paris" (International English title). In Paris in 1942, two men transport four suitcases of contraband pork across German-occupied France from a butcher to the black market, trying to avoid watchful Nazis and other pitfalls along the way. Their opposite personalities and strange encounters provoke different adventures - until they are arrested by the police. The film is based on the short story "La traversée de Paris" by Marcel Aymé. The cynical portrayal of the occupation era was unconventional and made the film controversial upon the original release.

Alternate TitlePig Across Paris; The Trip Across Paris
Original PublicationLa traversée de Paris
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