Update: Les enfants du Paradis : l’homme blanc  / Children of paradise: the White man (second part) is replaced by Les enfants du paradis: Boulevard du crime (first part) by Marcel Carné (95′)

This film’s existence is somewhat miraculous as it was produced during the Nazi occupation of France and many of the participants were members of the Maquis. Set in the Parisian world of the 1840s, Jacques Prévert’s screenplay is the story of four men in love with the mysterious Garance. Each loves Garance in his own way, but only the intentions of the mime-actor Deburau are entirely honorable.

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