Les Enfants Du Paradis Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Louis Barluat

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This is the highly romantic story of the ill-fated love between a mime named Baptiste and an actress and concubine named Claire Reine but known publicly as Garance. It takes place in Paris in the 1840s, and its lead characters are based on actual historic figures. Three other men covet Garance: a boisterous and egotistical actor named Frederick, a thief named Lacenaire, and the Count Eduard of Monterey. Baptiste and Garance first meet when he is falsely accused of stealing a man's watch; later, she has to leave the city under the protection of Count Eduard when she is inadvertantly involved in a crime committed by Lacenaire. When she returns to Paris years later, she is in a loveless marriage to the Count and Baptiste, now a famous mime, is in a similar marriage to the actress Nathalie. Garance makes plans to meet her sad and weak beloved in secret, which sets the stage for the tragic climax.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

A romantic french film that tells the story of a love that can never be broken.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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