CASQUE D'OR (1952)

Becker’s most-loved film, about a golden-haired woman who finds a new lover, is probably his masterpiece.

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Alternative titles

  • GOLDEN MARIE Alternative
  • MARIE Alternative
  • GOLDEN HELMET Alternative

Introduction

The ‘golden helmet’ of the title refers to the blonde hair of the heroine, who leaves her criminal lover – an ‘apache’ – for an honest carpenter, with tragic results.

Simone Signoret is radiant in a signature role, and Becker’s recreation of turn-of-the-century Paris is sublime both in its authenticity and its evocation of Renoir, the painter.

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