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La belle équipe

They Were Five
Film still from LA BELLE ÉQUIPE: A man and a woman in a bedroom. He sits on the bed in a suit, she sits opposite him in a bathrobe and puts on stockings.

Wed 01.03.

  • Director

    Julien Duvivier

  • France / 1931
    101 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Viviane Romance, Raymond Aimos

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Opening: Ralph Eue, Frederik Lang

Made during the “Time of Cherries” of spring 1936 - the promising phase of France’s left-wing Popular Front government - the film is considered a cinematic symbol of this era. Five unemployed friends win the lottery and invest their winnings in a dilapidated guinguette, a riverside restaurant and dance hall. But various obstacles stand in the way of their dream: First, much of their renovation is destroyed by a storm; then one of the friends is more attracted to the wider world than nature; another one falls from the roof, and Mario, who is a Spanish immigrant without a residence permit, is given notice of expulsion. In the end, only Jeannot (Jean Gabin) and Charlot (Charles Vanel) remain. But they fall out when Charlot’s ex-wife Gina (Viviane Romance) suddenly appears. (re/fl)

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