Goubbiah, mon amour (1956)
aka: Kiss of Fire
A film directed by Robert Darène

Genre: Drama

Film Review

Goubbiah, mon amour is an Italian-French film drama first released in 1956, directed by Robert Darène. Cinematography was by Roger Hubert and the film was scored by Joseph Kosma. It is based on a novel by Jean Martet and stars Jean Marais, Kerima, Delia Scala, Charles Moulin and Henri Nassiet. It has also been released under the title: Kiss of Fire.   It is a Consortium de Productions de Films production, produced by Aimé Frapin and distributed by Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique. Location filming was in Centralni Filmski Studio Kosutnjak, Belgrade, Serbia.   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 30 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Goubbiah, mon amour is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other notable films that have been directed by Robert Darène include: Les Chiffonniers d'Emmaüs (1955), La Bigorne (1958), Mimi Pinson (1958) and Il suffit d'aimer (1961). The actor Jean Marais has also appeared in: L'Éternel retour (1943), Le Guérisseur (1954), Le Testament d'Orphée (1960) and Les Misérables (1995).

Other drama films of the 1950s from Italy that are recommended viewing include: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Roberto Rossellini's Saint Francis, God's Jester (1950), Michelangelo Antonioni's La Signora senza camelie (1953), Vittorio De Sica's Umberto D. (1952) and Raffaello Matarazzo's Verdi - The King Of Melody (1953).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Robert Darène
  • Script: Jean Genet, Jean Martet (novel), René Barjavel (dialogue), Robert Darène
  • Photo: Roger Hubert, Pierre Montazel
  • Music: Joseph Kosma
  • Cast: Jean Marais (Goubbiah), Kerima (Carola), Delia Scala (Trinida), Charles Moulin (Jao - Trinida's Father), Henri Nassiet (Goubbiah's Father), Gil Delamare (Peppo), Marie-José Darène (Minnie), Henri Cogan (The Scarface), Louis Bugette (Goubbiah's Uncle), Héléna Manson (Goubbiah's Aunt), Christian Férez (Tila), Félix Marten (Spence), Robert Darène (The Foreigner), Damia (Goubbiah's Mother), Radomir Popovic (Peter), Claude Beauclair, Georges Lautner, Jovan Milicevic, Pavle Mincic
  • Country: Italy / France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Aka: Kiss of Fire

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