Porte des Lilas (1957) AKA Gates of Paris

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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…

Director: René Clair. AKA Gates of Paris
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Georges Brassens, Henri Vidal, Dany Carrel, Raymond Bussières, Gabrielle Fontan, Amédée, Annette Poivre, Alain Bouvette, Alice Tissot.

1957 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.
1958 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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