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FRENCH CLASSICAL CINEMA

*SEASON 2*
Alliance Française d’Arménie - AFG Film Club - Institut Français

Pépé le Moko
Julien DUVIVIER - France - 1937 - 93 min
Staring Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin
Original version (French) with English subtitles

HOMMAGE to Julien Duvivier: 50 years of his death (October 1967). Poetry of the lowlands carried by a magnificent Jean Gabin. Timeless noir romantic movie!

Summary: Malefactor and Parisian pimp, Pepe the Moko has found refuge in the casbah of Algiers, which has become its inviolable territory. It is protected by the neighborhood's hapless population. A police raid, led by Inspector Slimane, was organized by Commissioner Louvain. Slimane surprised Pepe and his band at a receiver, but Pepe managed to escape. The fugitive thus encounters a frightened young tourist, Gaby, of whom he becomes the lover. Ines, his mistress, devoured by jealousy, and Slimane, a hound-slew, will combine their efforts, one to get Pepe out of his den, the other to destroy this love ...

"In French films, Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier is a flagship film for me. It belongs to films interpreted by actors who today no longer exist, that is to say, the second roles which could be the first roles." - Jean-Pierre Mocky.

Thursday, October 5, 19:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)

Free admission.