Marcel Carné

Hôtel du Nord

Hôtel du Nord

Anguished young lovers, fallen women, wanted criminals, and all manner of social castoffs: these are the disreputable denizens of the Hôtel du Nord, an atmospherically seedy boardinghouse on the bustling banks of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, whose lives collide in Marcel Carné’s bittersweet rhapsody of romance, betrayal, revelry, and violence. Featuring evocative production design by the famed Alexandre Trauner and a colorful ensemble cast of some of classical French cinema’s most illustrious stars—including Annabella, Louis Jouvet, and a divinely dissolute Arletty in one of her most iconic roles—Hôtel du Nord is a jewel of a film and a sublime exemplar of Carné’s celebrated poetics, imbuing working-class lives and dramas with a touching nobility.

Film Info

  • France
  • 1938
  • 96 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • French
  • Spine #1139

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) and journalist Philippe Morisson
  • Television program from 1972 on the making of the film
  • Documentary from 1994 on the life and career of director Marcel Carné
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film and theater scholar Edward Baron Turk

    New illustration by Karolis Strautniekas

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Aug 23, 2022

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) and journalist Philippe Morisson
  • Television program from 1972 on the making of the film
  • Documentary from 1994 on the life and career of director Marcel Carné
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film and theater scholar Edward Baron Turk

    New illustration by Karolis Strautniekas
Hôtel du Nord
Cast
Annabella
Renée
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Pierre
Louis Jouvet
Monsieur Edmond
Arletty
Madame Raymonde
André Brunot
Émile Lecouvreur
Jane Marken
Louise Lecouvreur
Bernard Blier
Prosper Trimault
Paulette Dubost
Ginette Trimault
Andrex
Kenel
Henri Bosc
Nazarède
François Périer
Adrien
René Alié
Marcel
Credits
Director
Marcel Carné
Written by
Henri Jeanson
Written by
Jean Aurenche
Based on the novel by
Eugène Dabit
Produced by
Joseph Lucachevitch
Cinematography by
Armand Thirard
Sound by
Marcel Courmes
Production design by
Alexandre Trauner
Costumes by
Lou Tchimoukov
Edited by
Marthe Gottié
Edited by
René Le Hénaff
Music by
Maurice Jaubert