Signoret shines as the proud whore who learns the meaning of true love. Set in the Belle Époque, this film noir classic isn't a shallow depiction of morals at all, but a nuanced, artsy portrayal of this social circle.
A thug who has just got out of prison and plans to go straight, ends up falling in love with a woman of loose morals and returns to his formal criminal ways. A beautiful illustration of the atmosphere in Paris shortly after the fin de siècle. EYE will be showing a brand new restoration of this film.