A French army deserter enters Le Havre with intentions of disappearing, but he meets a troubled, young girl who immediately attached herself to him.
Is this potentially the first film noir? It has a lot of the same characteristics - foggy atmosphere, shady characters, the girl, and the doomed man. It however does have what most other French 1930s films have too - a sort simple charm stemming from the sparse dialogue, bare bones character development, and primitive film quality. It almost feels like you're watching a dream.