Quai des Orfèvres
1947, Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 106 min. With Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair.
- Fri, Jun 29th 4:00pm
- Sat, Jun 30th 5:00pm
- Wed, Jul 4th 5:00pm
- Thu, Jul 5th 6:00pm
"A strikingly modern classic...One of [Clouzot's] most elegant films." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
"Clouzot's 1947 knockout film noir returns so crisply restored that you can almost smell the cigarette smoke drifting over rain-drenched streets." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
After its 2003 re-release in a gorgeously restored print by Rialto Pictures, many critics rated this mood-drenched, richly perverse thriller an even finer work than Clouzot's famous hits THE WAGES OF FEAR and DIABOLIQUE. When a lecherous producer is bludgeoned to death with a champagne bottle, a rumpled police detective (the great Jouvet) from the Quai des Orfèvres (the Paris equivalent of Scotland Yard) is assigned to the case. Suspicion falls on a music-hall floozy (Delair), her jealous husband (Bernard Blier), and her lesbian admirer (Simone Renant). In French with English subtitles. 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)