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Film still from PÉPÉ LE MOKO: A man is looking through a wire fence.

Sat 25.03.

  • Director

    Julien Duvivier

  • France / 1937
    93 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Lucas Gridoux

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In PÉPÉ LE MOKO, Jean Gabin played an almost prototypical role that he would later vary upon often: After a failed coup, the melancholy gangster Pépé le Moko flees Paris for Algeria. In the casbah, which is at once a fortress, labyrinth and prison, he sets up a well-functioning warning system that makes him almost untouchable; in the end, however, he is punished for his belief in freedom and love. PÉPÉ LE MOKO is probably Duvivier's most famous film, a brilliantly directed and elegant milestone of Poetic realism, but also a cross between German Expressionism, classic gangster film and film noir. (re/fl)

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