I’ll surely get beat up for admitting this, but before today I had never even heard of Marcel Carne‘s Le Jour Se Leve, must less thought about seeing it. Jean Gabin as a hard-luck factory worker who falls for the wrong dame, runs afoul of the law and winds up hunted by the fuzz. A restored version, “including censored footage removed by the Vichy government during the World War II occupation of France,” is opening today at Manhattan’s Film Forum and in Los Angeles…I’m not sure but probably at one of the Landmark Cinemas. “I saw it seventeen times in one month…and four times in one day, each time leaving the cinema dazzled and engulfed by an inexplicable sense of pain and pleasure.” — Claude Sautet.