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  • Summary: Children of Paradise is the tale of a woman loved by four different men. Deftly entwining theater, literature, music, and design, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect the tumultuous world of nineteenth-century Paris, teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. (Janus Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    May 17, 2012
    100
    Seydoux says that when the film was completed and released shortly after the end of the war, it became a symbol of freedom.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 6, 2012
    100
    Carné's film has never looked more lush.
  3. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Mar 6, 2012
    90
    What's left to be said about Marcel Carné's towering intimate epic of early 19th-century love and the lives of performers, often heralded as the greatest French film of all time?
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  1. Aug 9, 2012
    10
    Children of Paradise is about as close to perfection as a movie can get. A fascinating story, brilliant performances, love and loss, and now, a new high quality print. If you've never seen it, do so the first chance you get. Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    10
    My favorite movie. write by one of the best french poet of the XXth century Prevert. Play by the best actors of the moment Arletty, Brasseur, Barrault). Carne describes the mythical paris of the 1830' with character who really exist (frederick lemaitre, baptiste debureau, larcenaire). But the main character is Paris. Expand