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Panique (Criterion Collection)
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Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to be suspicious of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier's first film after his return to France from Hollywood finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. Propelled by it's two deeply nuanced lead performances, the tensely noirish Panique exposes the dangers of the knives-out mob mentality, delivering as well a pointed allegory of the behavior of Duvivier's countrymen during the war.

Title: Panique (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Mystery / Suspense, Foreign-French
Starring: Michel Simon
Director: Julien Duvivier
Studio: Criterion Collection
Release Date: 12/18/2018
Original Year: 1946
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 715515224116
Item #: 2098009X

Street Date: 12/18/2018

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