We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Filmed in 1939 in occupied France, Marcel Carné’s Le Jour se Leve (Daybreak) stars Jean Gabin as an earnest worker who jealously killed a cynical rival for the affections of an innocent flower-seller. Barricaded in his small, dark room with a gun, he recalls the critical events in flashback as the police and spectators wait outside. This is a rare chance to see what is considered one of Carné’s best films, but it could have been rarer: When RKO bought the rights for a 1947 U.S. remake (The Long Night, with Henry Fonda), it tried to destroy all the prints of the original. At 7 p.m. at La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. $5. (202) 944-6090. (Mark Jenkins)