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still Pepe le moko (Julien Duvivier, FR 1937)

Pepe le Moko

Jean Duvivier / FR, 1937 / 95 min.

During the 1930s, French directors transformed elements from German expressionism into their own style, later referred to as poetic realism. With its exotic locations, high-contrast camerawork and doomed lead, Pépé le Moko is the movement’s most well-known example. Film noir avant la lettre.

poster Pepe le moko (Julien Duvivier, FR 1937)
On the run from the French police, criminal Pépé le Moko (Jean Gabin) has gone to ground in Algiers’ casbah. A police inspector decides to exploit Pépé’s weakness for the beautiful Gaby to lure him out.

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Director

Jean Duvivier

Production year

1937

Country

FR

Original title

Pepe le Moko

Length

95 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still Pepe le moko (Julien Duvivier, FR 1937)
still Pepe le moko (Julien Duvivier, FR 1937)

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