I was unaware of this film, so watching it in 2019 was somewhat of a surprise. An interesting story, well executed, great acting, influential to other movies, but it also has additional meaning as a historical document. I will never think of Paris the same, after watching it!
Maybe it is because of the low budget that the director spends time in showing us the streets, the cars, the furniture inside the apartments, the wardrobe, the faces. Realism in film.
The Criterion transfer is excellent.
Overall, very entertaining in different levels.