Port of Shadows

Port of Shadows

A film by Marcel Carne
Starring Jean Gabin, Michel Simon and Michele Morgan

A stark, gritty story of lonely souls wrestling with destiny.

A foggy night, a desolate road and a free ride have brought Jean (Jean Gabin) to a lonely bar in the port city of Le Havre where he’s about to find both love and trouble. He’s a broke, hungry, army deserter hoping to start a new life but that plan changes when he meets Nelly (Michele Morgan), a 17-year-old run away. Jean quickly finds himself entangled in a web of jealousy, passion and crime that can’t be escaped, at least not without sacrificing the woman he loves or himself.

In Port of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) the inimitable team of director Marcel Carné and writer Jacques Prévert created what has been described as one of the most definitive examples of the pre-war “poetic realism” genre.

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1938
Country of Production
France
Language
French
Running Time
91 mins

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