Font used in the french movie 'Carambolages'

Hi everyone,

Can anybody help me to find this font ?
It's used in the french movie 'Carambolages' directed by Marcel Bluwal in 1963.

Thanks in advance !


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Ryuk's picture

Sorry, don't know this one and really doubt there's one. Most probably a sign lettering, not available as a font.
Some I like (redrawing /S): Revolucion, Bourgeois, Gaz, Public Gothic Square, Elephantmen

donshottype's picture

Most striking thing about the lettering is the use of the runic S, which is a strange choice given the unfortunate connotations of a doubled heavy version of it during WWII. Other features are the high N with a cross stroke that meets the rhs at midpoint and the R with very large bowel. Since this is a French movie you might consider Transat, http://typophile.com/node/101182, a geometric sans serif typeface with the correct proportions for N and R. It has caps inspired by Art Deco signage — found inside the “Gare Maritime” ocean liner terminals at Le Havre and Cherbourg, in the early 1930s. Unfortunately Transat is too rounded. What would really help is as squared off version like Berber or Compacta.

Don

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Michel Boyer's picture

Most striking thing about the lettering is the use of the runic S, which is a strange choice given the unfortunate connotations of a doubled heavy version of it during WWII.

The connotation is obviously meant. Here is about the film, from the French Wikipedia;

Michel Serrault campe un inspecteur de police caractériel et imbu de son pouvoir pour qui il n'y a pas d'innocent. Ancien de la Gestapo française du 93 rue Lauriston (la "carelingue") il se désole que la police ne puisse employer le supplice de la baignoire.

Google translation misses a negation; that former French Gestapo member is sorry the police may not use waterboarding.

donshottype's picture

Thanks Michael Boyer for the Runic S clarification. NOW its disconcerting presence makes perfect sense. Very subtle. Need more movies like this.
Don

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