Ne De Pere Inconnu (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Ne de Pere Iconnu is one of the lesser-known works of versatile French filmmaker Maurice Cloche (of Monsieur Vincent fame). The plot is set in motion by the suicide of an unwed mother. The father of the girl's baby is subsequently tried for murder. The young man's attorney (J. P. Kerien) proves unable to separate his own personal travails from his courtroom activities. Surprisingly for a French film of the postwar era, Ne de Pere Iconnu is often prudishly old-fashioned. The harsh, ultra-realistic photography is by Cloche's frequent collaborator Claude Renoir.