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Pepe-le-Moko - Jean Gabin (French) - Movie Poster Picture - 11 x 14


Pepe le Moko is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. The film is based on Henri La Barthe's novel.

The film depicts a gangster nicknamed Pepe le Moko. Moko is slang for a man from Toulon, derived from the Occitan amb aquò ("with that"), a term which punctuates sentences in Provence and which, in Toulon, is pronounced em'oquo.

Pepe le Moko is an example of the 1930s French movement known as poetic realism, which combines realism with occasional flashes of unusual cinematic tricks. The film is often considered an early predecessor of film noir.

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