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The Children of Paradise (1945)

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A classic epic of French film, Children of Paradise is the tragic tale of different men who fall for the same woman. This romantic saga takes place amid a theatrical community in 19th-century Paris, and is set against a backdrop of intrigue, duels and murder. The film, made in Nazi-occupied France during WWII, is seen as an allegory of that occupation.

n. acharya November 12, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I don't know when the title of this film got garbled. I recall it from a long time ago as "Children of the Paradise"; the word 'du' in the French title properly translates to 'of the'. It also makes sense given the subject of the film.

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