Les visiteurs du soir (1942)
A Film by Marcel Carné
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 02:01:09 | 7,70 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance | Criterion collection #626
A work of poetry and dark humor, Les visiteurs du soir is a lyrical medieval fantasy from the great French director Marcel Carné. Two strangers dressed as minstrels (Arletty and Alain Cuny) arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities - and are revealed to be emissaries of the devil, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was made, Les visiteurs du soir - wittily written by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, and elegantly designed by Alexandre Trauner and shot by Roger Hubert - is a moving tale of love conquering all.