TONIGHT in History of Cinema -series: Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) is a 1939 French film directed by essential Poetic Realism director Marcel Carné and written by the great poet and writer Jacques Prévert.

Too bad your head is too small for your broad mind.” – Francois (Jean Gabin)

Almost lost into the abyss of history, as an American production company tried to destroy all the copies of the film, Le Jour Se Lève is a master piece on the human condition by arguably the greatest duo of French cinema, Carné and Prevert. A film that is a crime of passion in itself.