1945: Children of Paradise


– Director: Marcel Carné

– Stacker score: 93.8

– Metascore: 96

– IMDb user rating: 8.4

– Runtime: 189 minutes

Shot in Nazi-occupied France on a then-astronomical budget, this sprawling drama became a critical and commercial smash. Set in 1830s Paris, it tells the story of a beautiful courtesan, played by Arletty, and the men who vie for her affection. A recent restoration brought the film back to life in all its stunning sound and glory.

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