To be honest, I did not really like the film (7/10), or possibly the amoral plot, although the street scenes were tremendous! In the Parisian theatre world of the early nineteenth century, the fates of four men - a brilliant mime artist, a great romantic actor, an aristocrat and a ruthless master criminal - are intertwined. All four love and are loved - at least for a time - by the beautiful, free-spirited Garance. Shot during the German Occupation, 'Les Enfants du paradis' triumphantly overcame the constraints of wartime and was premiered in the recently liberated France of 1945. Marcel Carné, the director, said that it was a sort of miracle. He had no idea what it was in the film that captured people's imagination to this extent and for all these years.
"I can ony say without vanity that the film was well made, well acted, interesting. And I worked night and day to make it. But there is some extraordinary quality that I can't explain."
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