The director Marcel Carné belongs to the great experts of his
field. He paved his way to the film business with an education as a photographer
and camera engineer, his first activities were as a camera and director
Beside it he also became a distinguished film critic.
Marcel Carné realised less than 30 movies during his 50-year
lasting career and some of them belong to the most important Frenck works.
He realised his first direction in 1929 called "Nogent, Eldorado du
dimanche - Eldorado von Morgen", which brought him in the attention of
Jacques Feyder and René Clair. Both engaged him as a director assistant
in the next few years.
Marcel Carné captured his first feature movie in the middle
of the 30's on the big screen. In cooperation with the writer Jacques Prévert
he created some milestones in film history. To these movies belong "Jenny"
(36), "Drôle de drame ou l'étrange aventure de Docteur Molyneux
- Ein sonderbarer Fall" (37), "Quay des brumes - Hafen im Nebel" (38),
"Hôtel du Nord" (38), "Le jour se lève - Der Tag bricht an"
(39) and finally Carné's greatest triumph "Les enfants du paradis
- Kinder des Olymp" (45).
Marcel Carné continued his impressive career after the war and
realised movies like "Les portes de la nuit" (46), "La Marie du port -
Marie vom Hafen" (50), "Thérèse Raquin" (53), "Les tricheurs"
(58) and "Trois chambres à Manhattan - Drei Zimmer in Manhattan"
To his last movies belong "Les assassins de l'ordre - Mörder nach
Vorschrift" (71) and "La bible - Die Bibel" (77).
He was awarded with the Honorary César in 1979 for his lifework.
Other movies from Marcel Carné (Director):
Les visiteurs du soir (42) La fleur de l'âge (47)
Juliette ou la clé des songes (50) L'air de Paris (54) Le pays,
d'où je viens (56) Terrain vague (60) Du mouron pour les petits
oiseaux (62) Les jeunes loups - Wie junge Wölfe (68) La merveilleuse
Quai des brumes (38) La fleur de l'âge (47) La
Marie du port (50) Juliette ou la clé des songes (50) Thérèse
Raquin (53) L'air de Paris (54) Le pays, d'où je viens (56) Les
tricheurs (58) Terrain vague (60) Du mouron pour les petits oiseaux (62)
Trois chambres à Manhattan (65) Les jeunes loups (68) Les assassins
de l'ordre (71)