Traversee de Paris
An exaggerated epic of traditional buddy-comedy trappings wrapped in a picaresque farce.
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La Traversee de Paris
(Four Bags Full)
Under the Occupation, a transaction involving black market pork is carried out like a modern-day drug deal. But cabbie Bourvil (winner, Best Actor at Venice) can’t manage a four-bags-full trek across nocturnal Paris himself, so he recruits garrulous Jean Gabin – an adventurer who keeps getting them into trouble with the Germans and French police. But there’s a chilling, class-laden final twist.
Marcel Aymé, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost
Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine
Prominently set during the German occupation of Paris, Claude Autant-Lara’s A Pig Across Paris is a comedic assault on the anxieties that darkened the City of Lights during WWII. Markets run out of groceries before day’s end, rationing has led to increased desperation, and the winding streets are ...
Laemmle Virtual Cinema 6.19.20 - 7.02.20
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