Under the Sky of Paris

Under the Sky of Paris (French: Sous le ciel de Paris) is a 1951 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier.

Under the Sky of Paris
Directed byJulien Duvivier
Produced byArys Nissotti
Pierre O'Connell
José Bosch
Georges Lourau
Written byJulien Duvivier
René Lefèvre
StarringBrigitte Auber
Jean Brochard
René Blancard
Music byJean Wiener
CinematographyNicolas Hayer
Edited byAndré Gaudier
Production
company
Regina Films
Distributed byFilmsonor
Release date
28 March 1951
Running time
105 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location around the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director René Moulaert. The song of the same name, later recorded by Édith Piaf and others, was written for this film by Hubert Giraud (music) and Jean Dréjac (lyrics). In the film it was sung by Jean Bretonnière.

Plot

Under the sky of Paris, during a day, we see large and small events that occur in the lives of several people whose fates will intertwine. A poor old lady, after searching in vain all day to feed her cats, receives an unexpected reward from a mother whose daughter she had found. A young girl, dreaming of love, refuses the advances of her childhood friend to be stabbed to death by a sadistic sculptor. The latter is shot by a policeman who accidentally injured a worker who was returning home after the successful conclusion of a strike. Rushed to hospital, the injured worker is saved through the first open-heart surgery performed by a young surgeon who has just failed his intern exam.

Cast

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