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Pepe le Moko

Spine #172

Jan 7, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Pepe le Moko

Directed By: Julien Duvivier
Starring: Jean Gabin, Line Noro, Mireille Balin, Lucas Gridoux, Gabriel Gabrio
Licensor: Plaza Productions International

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The notorious Pépé le moko (Jean Gabin, in a truly iconic performance) is a wanted man: women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him, and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam in the labyrinthine Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the clutches of the police--until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life and leave its confines once and for all. One of the most influential films of the 20th century and a landmark of French poetic realism, Julien Duvivier's Pépé le moko is presented here in its full-length version.

  • 1962 French television interview with director Julien Duvivier
  • Excerpts from the 1978 television documentary Remembering Jean Gabin
  • Excerpts from Ginette Vincendeau's BFI Classics study of Pépé le Moko, addressing the historical background of the film's setting and the French crime novel genre
  • A study of the lasting influence of Pépé on popular culture, including a special video comparison between Pépe and the 1938 U.S. remake Algiers
  • Original theatrical trailer


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