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MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective: Highlights of World Cinema "French Poetic Realism" PÉPÉ LE MOKO by Julien Duvivier

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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WED, SEPT 26, 7p:

MBC Interactive Archive Retrospective:

Highlights of World Cinema

“French Poetic Realism”

1930s

PÉPÉ LE MOKO

Directed by JULIEN DUVIVIER/France/1937/94mins.

With Jean Gabin, Gabriel Gabrio, Saturnin Fabre, Fernand Charpin


Portrait of Jean Gabin in PÉPÉ LE MOKO, U.S. still, 1937. #MBCarchive

The notorious Pépé le moko (Jean Gabin, in a truly iconic performance) is a wanted man: women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him, and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam in the labyrinthine Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police--until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life and leave its confines once and for all. One of the most influential films of the 20th century and a landmark of French poetic realism, Julien Duvivier's Pépé le moko is presented here in its full-length version.

“THE FILM THAT MADE THE CONSUMMATE FRENCH ACTOR JEAN GABIN A STAR!”-James Kendrick Network Film Desk

“A timeless romantic thriller that steeps us in one of those great artificial movie worlds that become more overpowering than reality itself.”-Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“Pepe le Moko, made in 1937, begins with that tinny, swooning French soundtrack music that conjures up European movies before the war, but it isn't until a few minutes later that you realize you're in for something special.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

With a peek at the MBC Interactive Archive

French 1930s gallery!


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