Simone Signoret stars as Marie, the girlfriend of an ambitious mobster who can't help but be attracted to Manda (Serge Reggiani), an ex-con who's turned over a new leaf. Cursed from the start, their illicit romance sends ripples throughout he criminal underground, threatening not only their long-term possibilities, but also their lives. Director Jacques Becker paints a moving portrait of the glory and pain of love in this classic film.

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