Quai des Orfevres
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
"Stunningly well-made entertainment."--Pauline Kael
A little-seen classic of postwar film noir, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des OrfÀvres is back in a newly subtitled and restored version.
A whodunit set within the seedy milieu of Parisian music halls, the film follows a coquettish chanteuse, her insanely jealous pianist husband, and the stylish lesbian photographer who loves her. The murder of a lecherous admirer puts them under mutual suspicion and leads them all to the Quai des Orfevres the French equivalent of Scotland Yard.
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Wages of Fear, Diabolique) and with Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, and Bernard Blier. (102 mins.)
Admission$5 students (tickets required)
Season SupportSupport for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films, documentaries, and visiting filmmaker presentations presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.