Starring international sex symbol Simone Signoret CASQUE DOR is often considered director Jacques Beckers masterpiece. Becker was an assistant to the legendary Jean Renoir and Renoirs influence on Becker is readily apparent in this poetic impressionist film. Signoret plays Marie the girlfriend of a minor gangster who falls in love with a working man. Their love affair leads to a power struggle within the gang and speeds everyone inexorably towards tragedy. CASQUE DOR features a diligent and careful production design that recreates Paris of the late 19th century and was based on actual criminal cases from that era. Though dismissed on its initial release in 1952 aside from a BAFTA acting award for Signoret the critical reputation of CASQUE DOR grew in subsequent years and is now generally considered one of Frances great artistic films.
Release Date: 13 August 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 93 minutes
Production Year: 1952
Main Language: French