Rediscovering 'Panique,' a Mostly Unseen Masterpiece

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Viviane Romance and Paul Bernard in Julien Duvivier’s PANIQUE (1947). Courtesy Rialto Pictures. Playing Friday, January 20 through Thursday, February 2.

Pierre Simenon joins us to discuss a new restoration of Julien Duvivier’s “Panique,” a Film Noir masterpiece that has gone unseen for nearly 50 years. The film is based on his father, the iconic mystery writer Georges Simenon’s novel, Mr. Hire’s Engagement. Pierre, an expert on his father's work, has written a novel and a book on his father. 

“Panique” is showing at Film Forum at 209 West Houston St. through February 2nd. For more information, click here.