#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone—anyone—and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju’s broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre’s escape, and Maria is to join him over her father’s protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won’t think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk.
Plot: Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone—anyone—and his friend The Artist are forced at gunpoint to house a fugitive, Pierre Barbier, in Juju’s broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre. But one day Juju finds out that Pierre has been making love to his girl Maria…
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A nice blend of comedy, romance, and drama
An escaped murderer (Henri Vidal) finds refuge in the cellar of a poor artist’s house, where the artist and his derelict friend (George Brassens and Pierre Brasseur) help him out. The film is notable because of its cast – legendary singer Brassens in his only movie appearance, Vidal in a comeback film after one of his many rounds of rehab, and Brasseur in a lovable role that’s both comedic and heartfelt. Dany Carrel is also strong as the smart young barmaid who uncovers the secret but then finds herself falling in love, and my goodness, she’s stunning besides.
At its heart, and in a lighthearted way, the film examines the limits of selfish and selfless behavior. It’s a little stagey in its story-telling and probably too light to be considered film noir, but the biggest issue is in character motivation – it just doesn’t seem likely that the irascible character Vidal plays would get such help, and for so long. On the other hand, it’s quite watchable, and it engages us early on, with Brassens singing a couple of songs while strumming his guitar, and Brasseur cleverly sneaking drinks from the local bar. He also steals ten cans of foie gras for his friend, and something about how he hurries around with them, then has to hide them from the police by tossing them out the window tickled me. He’s a character whose laziness and mooching make him hard to like early on, but whose kindness and unrequited love make us feel for him as the film plays out.
Director René Clair tells the story well and gives us some nice shots, such as a scene of kids running around in the streets chasing and pretending to shoot at each other while Vidal’s backstory is related. He also blends comedy, romance, and drama in a warm, entertaining tale.
For Georges Brassens alone this movie is worthwhile
I’ve seen this movie in my teens, still going to school. Enjoyed it tremendously. For the romance, the atmosphere, but above all for the appearance of Georges Brassens with his songs. And all this happened in this end of nowhere neighborhood Port Des Lilas, of all places. It was then that I started buying French records and mostly Brassens, but also Ferre, Brel etc. That scene where they climb the garden wall, I can still see that happening for my inner eye. This movie gave me a similar impression and experience as movies like Le Notti di Cabiria and La Strada. I suppose my age had something to do with that, but I long to see it again.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director René Clair
Writer René Clair, René Fallet, Jean Aurel
Actors Pierre Brasseur, Georges Brassens, Henri Vidal
Country France, Italy
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm