" Through Paris " is a French-Italian film directed by Claude Otan-Lara ( fr. Claude Autant-Lara , 1901-2000), released in 1956, with the participation of Burville , Jean Gabin and Louis de Funes . The screen version of the work of the writer Marcel Heimet "Le Vin de Paris".
|La traversee de paris|
|In the main|
|Louis de Funes |
|A country|| France |
In the German-occupied Paris, the black market flourishes. The occupation authorities are trying to fight illegal trade, constantly arresting merchants and intermediaries and confiscating goods. Unemployed chauffeur Martin ( Burville ) earns a living delivering goods to customers under cover of night. Having received a task from the store owner ( Louis de Funes ) to take the customer a pork carcass packed in four suitcases, he begins to look for an assistant and meets Granjil ( Jean Gabin ) in a cafe - a strange person of an incomprehensible kind of activity. Going with a stranger on a dangerous path through Paris, patrolled by the Germans, Martin more than once regrets that he contacted Granjeel, since he is clearly looking for risk and adventure. Soon it turns out that his partner - a famous artist - is rich enough and does not need money, and got involved in this adventure just for the sake of new thrills.
Finally, having gone through many dangerous moments and having reached the goal, they attract the attention of the patrol, which delays them for breaking the curfew. In addition, during the search they find illegal goods. Waiting for the decision of his fate, Granzhil meets a German officer - a longtime fan of his work, who wants to help him get out of this dangerous situation. Granjeel agreed to escape only with his new friend. But suddenly circumstances change: the Germans get the message that someone has attacked their patrol, there are dead. All the detainees are put in the truck. No one knows where they are being taken. To jail? To be shot for intimidation? At the last moment, Grangilla is ordered out, which he does. The truck leaves immediately. Granjeel manages only to catch Marten’s complete despair ...
After the end of the war, Monsieur Grangil accidentally meets Martin at the station. He also works as a porter.
Venice Film Festival
- 1956 : Award for Best Actor - Bourwill
French syndicate film critics
- 1958 : The Best Film Award - Claude Otan-Lara