Jean Gabin, (La Grande Illusion) a deserter, arrives in Le Havre and looks for a shelter before leaving the French territory. Housed in a shed on the harbour, at the end of the docks, he meets an eccentric painter and a mysterious and beautiful girl called Nelly (Morgan, The Fallen Idol)…From then on he will be trapped in a tragic destiny, in spite of his passion for Nelly and his will to live…This haunting pre-war drama was one of the key films that influenced Film Noir in 1940’s Hollywood.
On The Port of Shadows
Introduction to Le Quai Des Brumes by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor and Film Critic
Restoring Le Quai Des Brumes
+ Booklet on the movie written by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor and Film Critic