Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Devil's Envoys)
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Originally released in 1942 as Les Visiteurs du Soir, The Devil's Envoys is another masterful collaboration between actress Arletty, writer Jacques Prevert and director Marcel Carne, who would team up one year later for the brilliant Les Enfants Du Paradis. The film is predicated on the 15th century French legend, wherein the Devil, disturbed by the encroaching forces of Good, sends his envoys to Earth to drive the citizens to despair. The Devil, played by Jules Berry in a subtly Hitler-like fashion (a chancy artistic decision in the days of the Occupation), is thwarted when his agents are… More
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"The dialogue gets increasingly lachrymose, and the slow pace begins to take its toll. Wonderful performances, though, and graced with an undeniable visual splendour."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"An eerie and often beautiful medieval fantasy parable."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A lavish spectacle with a very simple love-conquers-all theme."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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